Scripts Πανάκεια(Ancient Greek)
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Meaning & History
Latinized form of Greek Πανάκεια (Panakeia), from Greek πανακής (panakês) "all-healing". This word, πανάκεια (panakeia), was used of various herbs reputed to have universal healing powers, and was personified as a goddess of remedies, cures and universal healing, daughter to Asclepius and Epione. A known bearer of this name was the Blessed Panacea De' Muzzi (1368-1383), a virtuous Italian girl whose stepmother killed her while she was at prayer.