Irene

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English[edit]

Irene astronomical symbol

Etymology[edit]

French Irène, from Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace", name of a goddess of peace, of early Christian saints, and of an 8th-century Byzantine empress.

Proper noun[edit]

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Irene

  1. (Greek mythology) Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace, one of the Horae/Horæ; equivalent to the Roman goddess Pax.
  2. 14 Irene, an asteroid.
  3. A female given name, in regular use since the 19th century.
    • 1653 Jeremiah Burroughs: Irenicum: To the Lovers of Truth & Peace. London, Robert Dawlman,1653. page 267:
      But lest I be thought too literall, give me leave to allegorize upon this Irene. Her name is a Greek name, Εἰρήνη, it signifies peace; we must not dote upon our Irene, our private peace, that the publique should suffer for the sake of it.
    • 1944 A.J.Cronin: The Green Years.Little, Brown, and Company, 1944. page 62:
      "And I have such a horrible name. Think of it... Kate. Who would take Kate on a Moonlight Cruise...or out to the Minstrels at the point. If you ever do find me in the company of a strange young man, call me Irene. Promise me."
    • 1993 Oscar Hijuelos: The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien. ISBN 0-14-023028-9 page 75:
      Better to consider the love of Irene, the seventh of the sisters, with her most elegant name.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη (Eirḗnē, peace)

Proper noun[edit]

Irene

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 24 029 females with the given name Irene have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace"

Proper noun[edit]

Irene ?

  1. A female given name.

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace"

Proper noun[edit]

Irene

  1. A female given name.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace"

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈirene/
  • Hyphenation: I‧re‧ne

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Irene

  1. A female given name.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace"

Proper noun[edit]

Irene

  1. A female given name.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace"

Proper noun[edit]

Irene f

  1. A female given name.

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace"

Proper noun[edit]

Irene

  1. A female given name.

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Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Irene f

  1. Irene (female given name)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace"

Proper noun[edit]

Irene f

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace"

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Irene

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 47 739 females with the given name Irene living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1930s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.