Didon

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Dīdō, Dīdōnem.

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Didon f

  1. Dido (legendary foundress and queen of Carthage)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumably from an Doric (and also Boeotian) accusative which ends in -ών (-ṓn), or representing the archaic pronunciation, /diː.do᷇ːn/, of the Ancient Greek Δῑδοῦν (Dīdoûn); compare the regularly Romanised Dīdūn, which represents the Ancient Greek etymon’s first-century-BC Koine pronunciation, /diˈdun/.

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Proper noun[edit]

Dīdōn f

  1. accusative of Dīdō