In Greek it means "young green
shoot." What feminine given name is it?
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The name Chloe derives from the Greek Khloe, young green shoot, and is related to
khloros, greenish-yellow; hence chlorophyll,
which mean "green leaf" in Greek.
This question was tough! To guess it, I would have needed an easier chloe!
jp mills, wheaton, il
Darn; I was going with Chloris/Cloris. Guess I over-thought it!
K Haviland, Boston
So, similarly would Veronica be derived from the Latin for green?
[Mootguy: No. It ultimately derives (via Macedonian Greek) from the classical Greek name Pherenike, which literally means "bringer of victory" (from pherein, to bring, + nike, victory).]
Cathy Fish, Kettering
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Ali Flynn, Grand Junction CO
Well, I guessed Verna - wrong language. In my distant past, I was a student of both Latin and Greek, and now I find I often confuse them!
Man! I was thinking Fern? Iris? How neat.
Lynne, Halls Crossroads, TN
KHLOE MEANS "GREEN SHORT GRASS"
KHLOROS MEANS "GREEN AND TENDER" THE OPPOSITE OF "DRY"
CHLOROPHYLL DERIVES FROM KHLOROS + PHYLLON AS YOU MENTION "GREEN LEAF"
Nicholaos Lekatsas Lucas
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