A names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Achillea

Achillea is the botanical name for the yarrow which derives its name from the Greek mythological hero Achilles. It got its name because the plant was used to staunch the bleeding of his soldiers during the Trojan War. The origin of the name is of uncertain meaning though the first part of his name has been linked to Greek akhos meaning “pain or grief” while the second element comes from Greek laos (people) so Achilles means “pain of the people” or “grief of the people”. Another possible meaning is from PIE *h₂eḱ-pṓds meaning “sharp foot” perhaps in reference to his quick-footedness, or “painful foot”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

2a37a467f85dfafe33705dbe576cc70a
Pinterest

Variants:

  • Achillina (Italian)

 

Male forms:

  • Achilles (Ancient Greek)
  • Achille (French, Italian)
  • Achilleus (Ancient Greek)
  • Achilleas (Greek)
  • Achilleus

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s