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(feminine) Lisandra

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This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Lúsandros (Λῠìσᾰνδρος),” composed of two elements: “lúō ‎(λύω) -sis (-σις‎) lýsis (λύσις)” (loosing, releasing, ransoming) plus “anḗr ‎(ἀνήρ) andrós ‎(ἀνδρός)” (man ‘adult male,’ husband). In turn, the name means “a release of a man.” Lysander died 395 BC, was a Spartan general who commanded the Spartan fleet in the Hellespont, which defeated the Athenians at Aegospotami in 405 BC. The following year, he was able to force the Athenians to capitulate, bringing the Peloponnesian War to an end; he organized Sparta’s dominion over Greece in the last decade of his life.

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