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English translation: (misspelling for) Dianthe, divine flower

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08:29 Feb 25, 2006
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Greek (Ancient) term or phrase: dyantha
what is the definition or meaning of the name Dyantha?

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English translation:(misspelling for) Dianthe, divine flower
Explanation:
The original word is Dianthus, from Dios (=god, Zeus) and anthos (=flower). It is the genus name for the pink and the carnation. Δίανθος or Διόσανθος in Greek.
The English have created from it the female name Dianthe ("divine flower" in http://www.parenthood.com/babynames_searchresults.html?searc... which is quite common.
The forms Dyanthe and Dyantha are misspellings and rare.
One might say that it comes from Dyo (=two) for two flowers, but in Greek the adjective for a plant with twofold flowering (i.e. with outer corolla and inner stamens and pistil) or which flowers twice in a year is also spelt with an "i" (dianthes, διανθής).
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Dyantha
(misspelling for) Dianthe, divine flower


Explanation:
The original word is Dianthus, from Dios (=god, Zeus) and anthos (=flower). It is the genus name for the pink and the carnation. Δίανθος or Διόσανθος in Greek.
The English have created from it the female name Dianthe ("divine flower" in http://www.parenthood.com/babynames_searchresults.html?searc... which is quite common.
The forms Dyanthe and Dyantha are misspellings and rare.
One might say that it comes from Dyo (=two) for two flowers, but in Greek the adjective for a plant with twofold flowering (i.e. with outer corolla and inner stamens and pistil) or which flowers twice in a year is also spelt with an "i" (dianthes, διανθής).


Nick Lingris
United Kingdom
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agree  Joseph Brazauskas
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