Xanthe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ξανθή (Xanthḗ, literally blond-haired), from ξανθός (xanthós, yellow).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzænθi/
  • Hyphenation: Xan‧the

Proper noun[edit]

Xanthe

  1. (rare) A female given name from Ancient Greek.
    • 2009, Anne Tyler, Noah's Compass, Vintage →ISBN, 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
      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]

Proper noun[edit]

Xanthe

  1. vocative singular of Xanthus