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Gender: Masculine

Usages: Ancient Greek

Transcription: Σώφρων(Ancient Greek)

Meaning: Derived from the Greek adjective σώφρων (sophron) meaning "of sound mind, sensible, self-controlled" (see SOPHRONIUS). It consists of the Greek adjective σῶς (sos) meaning "safe, whole, unwounded" (see SOSIGENES) combined with the Greek noun φρήν (phren) meaning "midriff" as well as "mind, intellect, wits". Also compare the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded". A known bearer of this name was the Greek writer Sophron of Syracuse, who flourished in the 5th century BC.

- https://www.trismegistos.org/nam/detail.php?record=5959 (in English)
- see the entry for Sophron at Pavlos' Etymologica: http://web.archive.org/web/20120325073859/http://www.etymologica.com/page47.htm (in English)
- Sophron at the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (LGPN): http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/lgpn_search.cgi?namenoaccents=%CE%A3%CF%89%CF%86%CF%81%CF%89%CE%BD (in English; features 74 results)
- https://glg.csic.es/NombresGriegosDePersona/ListasNombres/NombresDePersona_S.html (in Spanish)
- σώφρων (sophron) meaning "of sound mind, sensible, self-controlled":
* http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=sw%2Ffrwn&la=greek&can=sw%2Ffrwn (in English)
* https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CF%83%CF%8E%CF%86%CF%81%CF%89%CE%BD#Ancient_Greek (in English)
* https://lsj.gr/wiki/%CF%83%CF%8E%CF%86%CF%81%CF%89%CE%BD (in English)
- σῶς (sos) meaning "safe, whole, unwounded":
* http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=sw%3Ds&la=greek&can=sw%3Ds (in English)
* https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CF%83%E1%BF%B4%CE%B6%CF%89#Etymology (in English)
* https://lsj.gr/wiki/%CF%83%E1%BF%B6%CF%82 (in English)
- φρήν (phren) meaning "midriff" as well as "mind, intellect, wits":
* http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=frh%2Fn&la=greek&can=frh%2Fn (in English)
* https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CF%86%CF%81%CE%AE%CE%BD#Ancient_Greek (in English)
* https://lsj.gr/wiki/%CF%86%CF%81%CE%AE%CE%BD (in English)
- φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded":
* http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=frone%2Fw&la=greek&can=frone%2Fw (in English)
* https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CF%86%CF%81%CE%BF%CE%BD%CE%AD%CF%89#Ancient_Greek (in English)
* https://lsj.gr/wiki/%CF%86%CF%81%CE%BF%CE%BD%CE%AD%CF%89 (in English)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophron (in English; this is about the ancient Greek writer)

(Information from name #187121 originally submitted by user Lucille)

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