Andromache

Andromache (pr. an-dro-ma-kee) is the name of the wife of the Trojan hero Hector, making her a princess of Troy. The name comes from Ancient Greek aner (man) and mache (battle) either meaning “battle of man”, “man’s battle”, or “fight like a man”. When Troy was sacked, their son Astyanax was thrown from the city walls and she as taken as a concubine Neoptolemus. Andromache is also the name of an Amazonian warrior, and there’s a character named Andromache in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida (1602), a play set during the Trojan war.

Origin: Ancient Greek

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Variants:

  • Andromaque (French)

 

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