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  • proper n. Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace, one of the Horae/Horæ; equivalent to the Roman goddess Pax.
  • proper n. 14 Irene, an asteroid.
  • proper n. A female given name, in regular use since the 19th century.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fourteenth planetoid, discovered by Hind at London in 1851.
  • n. In zoology: A genus of acalephs. Also written Eirene.
  • n. Same as Irena.

Etymologies

French Irène, from Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace", name of a goddess of peace, of early Christian saints, and of an 8th-century Byzantine empress. (Wiktionary)

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