Vissarion

Vissarion is the Russian and modern Greek form of Bessarion, a Late Greek male name of uncertain etymology. It could be related to Greek bessa βῆσσα meaning “wooded valley, glen”. It’s been connected with Ancient Greek bathus meaning “deep; thick”  perhaps originating from a PIE root word, but it doesn’t seem likely that bessacomes from that source. I’ve also seen it …

Calyx, Calix

Calyx comes from Latin meaning "bud; husk, pod, outer covering; eggshell; shells of fruit" which comes from Ancient Greek kálux via kalupto (to cover, conceal) which may possibly be derived from PIE root *kel- (to cover). In botany, it refers to the outermost group of floral parts, the sepals, while in zoology it refers to any of various cup-like …

Bessarion

Bessarion is a Late Greek male name of uncertain etymology. It could be related to Greek bessa βῆσσα meaning "wooded valley, glen". It's been connected with Ancient Greek bathus meaning "deep; thick"  perhaps originating from a PIE root word, but it doesn't seem likely that bessa comes from that source. I've also seen it as possibly being derived from …

Calista

Calista could be the variant form of Callisto, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "most beautiful" derived from Ancient Greek kalós (beauty, beautiful, good) which comes from a Proto-Indo-European source kal-wo-s, a form of *kal- (beautiful). In Greek mythology Callisto was a nymph and a follower of the goddess Artemis who was seduced by Zeus and ended up bearing him a son, Arcas. Callisto was …

Calpurnia

Calpurnia is an Ancient Roman name, the feminine form of Calpurnius meaning "chalice, cup". It comes from Latin calpar, used to refer to a vessel for liquids such as wine, which derives from Ancient Greek kalpís (jug, urn). Calpurnia was the third wife of Julius Caesar who apparently had a premonition of her husband's death and features in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar …