Eunice

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Etymology[edit]

A biblical name from Ancient Greek εὖ (, good) + νίκη (níkē, victory). [1]

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Eunice

  1. A female given name.
    • 2 Timothy 1:5:
      When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
    • 2009, Anne Tyler, Noah's Compass, Vintage (ISBN 9780099539582), pages 109-110:
      "Eunice," he said consideringly.
      She paused in the midst of licking a dab of frosting off one finger.
      "Properly speaking," he said, "it should be 'You-nike-ee'. That's the way Greeks would have said it."
      "You-niss is bad enough," she told him. "I've always hated my name."
      "Oh, it's a fine name. It means 'victorious'."
  2. A city in Louisiana
  3. A city in New Mexico

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  1. ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.