Definitions

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  • proper n. A transliteration of the Greek female given name Ελένη.

Etymologies

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Romanization of the Greek Ελένη, a female given name used in (modern) Greece. Cognate with English Ellen or Elena

Examples

  • "Eleni" 1985, an adaptation of the memoir by Nicholas Gage about his search for the

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  • As your spirit leaves you, I want you to think of him, of all the things I have done to him for betraying me and not killing Eleni when he had the chance.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • Eleni came to me for help a few months before the hurricanes struck.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • “Your father was a secret that Eleni kept to herself.”

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • You saw what harboring Eleni cost us and this entire city.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • Had you not tried to use Eleni, we might not even be in this situation now.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • I put the medallion back in the box and then picked up a newspaper clipping about a woman beheaded in Chicago, leaving a small daughter, Eleni, behind with no family.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • GREECE Eleni Sardi, a 26-year old Greek lawyer, is another example of someone who has been forced to leave her country.

    Stories From the Downturn

  • Music from a Polish folk singer Eleni Tzoka lures a group of Christian pilgrims from Poland into the Nativity Store, where owner Epiphany Victor Tabash uses a calculator to add up the cost of the keepsakes the tourists buy to take home.

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  • Eleni Tsami created the art and Claudia Noble designed the cover.

    INTERVIEW: Laird Barron

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