Cheese, Etruscan, Female, Food, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Tyro (pr. tye-ro) is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, a Thessalian princess who was in love with a river god, Enipeus, who refused her advances. Poseidon disguised himself as Enipeus and seduced Tyro, resulting in the birth of twin sons Pelias and Neleus, whom she left on a mountain to die of exposure though they were saved by a herdsman and raised as his own. Years down the line they came back and killed Tyro’s stepmother, Sidero, who had been mistreating her. Tyro is also the mother of Aeson from her marriage to a mortal king, Cretheus, who later becomes the father of Jason of the Argonauts fame, making her his grandmother. Tyro’s name comes from Greek tyrôs Τυρώ meaning “cheese”, given to her because her complexion was fair as white goat’s cheese.

Tyro (pr. tee-ro) is also a Latin word (also spelled tiro) meaning “beginner, novice; recruit; young soldier”. It seems to derive from a Etruscan origin. Tyro could also be the ablative form of Tyrus, indicating someone who came from Tyrus, the Latinized name of Greek Tyros, the name of an ancient Phoenician port city now known as Tyre, Lebanon

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Etruscan




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