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Photinus

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
PHôS / PHáOS / PHōTóS / PHōTEINóS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
PHôS (φῶς) PHáOS (φάος) PHōTóS (φωτός) PHōTEINóS (Φωτεινός)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek “phôs (φῶς) pháos (φάος) phōtós (φωτός) phōteinós (Φωτεινός)”, meaning “enlightened one, light, brilliant”. The holy and glorious Great-martyr Photine of Samaria (also Photini or Svetlana), Equal-to-the-Apostles, encountered Christ at the well of Jacob. Tradition relates that the Apostles baptized her with the name "Photine", meaning "enlightened one." Her feast days are celebrated on February 26 with those who suffered with her (Greek tradition), March 20 (Slavic tradition), and the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.

Usage

  • Ancient Greek (Latinized)Ancient Greek (Latinized)

Related names

VARIANTS
Ancient Greek - Latinized
Photius
FEMININE
Ancient Greek - Latinized
photina, Photini

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient greek
Phṓtios
bulgarian
fotiy
greek
Fótios, Fótis
italian
fozio, Fotino
polish
Focjusz
russian
fotiy
spanish
Focio

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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