Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

Etymologies

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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.

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