Dora (name)

Dora (name)

Dora is a female name of Greek origin, derived from Dorothea or Theodora,[1] meaning "God's Gift", from "δῶρον" (doron), "gift"[2] + "θεός" (theos), "god".[3] The earliest form of the word is the Mycenaean Greek do-ra, meaning "gift", written in Linear B syllabic script. [4]

People

See also

  • Dora (disambiguation)

References

  1. ^ Dora, Behind the Name
  2. ^ δῶρον, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus Digital Library
  3. ^ θεός, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus Digital Library
  4. ^ Palaeolexicon, Word study tool of ancient languages

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