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Etymology of Irene

Posted by Johannes on 20 May 2009

Etymology of Irene
The female proper name Irene comes from the French Irene from the Latin Irene, which is a transliteration of the Greek Irini (peace; Eirini; Ειρήνη).

In modern Greek (Romeika).
1) irini: peace [ειρήνη]
2) irinevo: pavify, bring peace to, restore peace to [ειρηνεύω]
3) irinikos: peacefull, pacific [ειρηνικός]
4) irinistis: pacifist [ειρηνιστής]
5) irinopios: peace-maker, pacifier, conciliator [ειρηνοποιός]

Το όνομα Irene προέρχεται από το Λατινικό Irene, το οποίο αποτελεί μεταγραφή του Ελληνικού Ειρήνη.

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One Response to “Etymology of Irene”

  1. […] name Irene came from Latin via French, but before that, it was Greek: Irini (peace; Eirini; Ειρήνη). Though her name came from the Greek goddess who personified […]

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