Metrodora

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Metrodora is an Ancient Greek name meaning “mother’s gift” or “gift of the mother” from Greek elements meter (mother) and doron (gift). It’s the name of a 4th century martyr who, along with her sisters Menodora and Nymphadora, were tortured and killed for refusing to renounce their religion. It’s also the name of a Greek female physician in the 3rd century, who was the author of the oldest medical text written by a woman titled On the Diseases and Cures of Women.

Origin: Greek

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Variants:

  • Mitrodora (Macedonian)

 

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