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Etymology of Agnes

Posted by Johannes on 23 July 2009

Origin of Agnes.
Agnes is the latinized form of the Greek name Agne (Αγνή), which derives from the Greek adj agnos (chaste, pure, clean; αγνός).


In modern Greek (Romeika)

a) agnos: masc. adj. chaste, pure, clean [αγνός]

b) agne: fem. adj. chaste, pure, clean [αγνή]

c) agnia: chastity, purity [αγνεία]

Το όνομα Agnes προέρχεται από το εληνικό όνομα Αγνή.

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