Date palm/date tree, Female, Food, Nature, P names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Palmyra

Palmyra was the Greek and Roman name of an ancient city in Syria known as Tadmur/Tadmor in Arabic. The name may have been used as a translation of Tadmor meaning “date palm” or “palm tree” in Arabic; if so, the name would be derived form Latin palma (palm tree; date tree; palm of the hand) or Ancient Greek palame. Palmyra was also the city in which Zenobia ruled over in the third century, though she was later defeated and captured by Emperor Aurelian.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Palmira (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)

 

Male forms:

  • Palmiro (Italian)

 

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