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(masculine) Diyojen

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This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Diogénēs (Διογένης),” composed of two elements: “Zeús ‎(Ζεύς) Días ‎(Δίας)” (Zeus, heavenly, divine, noble) plus “gígnomai (γίγνομαι) génos ‎(γένος)” (to be born, offspring, descendant, family, race, gender). In turn, the name means “born of Zeus.” Diogenes was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. Also known as Diogenes the Cynic, was born in Sinope (modern-day Sinop, Turkey), an Ionian colony on the Black Sea, in 412 or 404 BC, and died at Corinth in 323 BC.

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