This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Mēnodṓra (Μηνοδώρα) Mēnodṓros (Μηνόδωρος),” composed of two elements: “Mḗnē (Μήνη)” (moon) plus “dôron (δῶρον)” (gift). In turn, the name means “gift of the moon, the moon gift.” Menodora († ~305–311 AD) is one of three virgin martyrs venerated by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. According to tradition, the three women were sisters from Bithynia in Asia Minor.
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