Xanthe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ξανθή ‎(Xanthḗ), "blond-haired".

Proper noun[edit]

Xanthe

  1. (rare) A female given name.
    • 2009, Anne Tyler, Noah's Compass, Vintage (ISBN 9780099539582), page 165:
      "So that was Xanthe," she said in a musing tone.
      "You're thinking it's a misnomer ,aren't you," Liam said.
      "What?"
      "Xanthe. It means 'golden'."
      "Well, I'm sure she's very pleasant as a rule."
      Liam had been referring to Xanthe's coloring―her brown hair and level dark eyebrows.
    • 2012, Anna Jacobs, The Trader's Dream, Hachette UK (ISBN 9781444714685)
      Maura looked at her in bafflement. What had this to do with her? She knew no one called Xanthe. What sort of name was that, anyway?

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

Xanthe

  1. vocative singular of Xanthus