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Etymology of Agatha

Posted by Johannes on 23 July 2009

Etymology of Agatha
The fem. proper name Agatha is the latinized form of the Greek name Agathe (Αγάθη), which derives from the Greek adjective agathos (good, virtuous, decent, honest; αγαθός).
Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily.

In modern Greek (Romeika)
a) agathos: good, virtuous, decent, honest [αγαθός]
b) agathoergia: charity, do good works (agatho-ergo: good work); [αγαθοεργία]
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Το όνομα Agatha προέρχεται από Ελληνικό Αγάθη από το επίθετο αγαθός.
Η Αγία Αγάθη μάρτυρησε τον γ΄αιώνα στη Σικελία.

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