wjmilner at shaw.ca
Sat Nov 16 10:46:52 PST 2013
Euphrosine is an old greek name popularized by a French opera,
The Graces (Charites) were three lovely goddesses in Greek Mythology of
Joy, Charm and Beauty: *Aglaia,* the Grace that symbolized Beauty,
*Euphrosyne*, the Grace of Delight and *Thalia*, the Grace of Blossom.
They were the daughters of Zeus, the King of the gods, and the Oceanid
On 2013-11-16 10:06 AM, Otto wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2013, at 10:56 AM, K. Gallagher wrote:
>> To SGGEE list members,
>> I'm interested in the given name Euphrosine. I was told many years ago that it is the German equivalent of Frances, but my research does not show any reference to Frances at all. It might have been a "called name" used by this family instead. Has anyone else run into Frances as an equivalent for Euphrosine? In this case, even your silence will be helpful. Thanks.
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> Popular female name. Some of my relatives bore it.
> Euphrosine is an old greek name popularized by a French opera, Euphrosine, 1792.
> Proper noun
> . (Greek mythology) One of the three Charites and the goddess of joy.
> name of one of the three Graces in Greek mythology, from Latin, from Greek Euphrosyne, literally "mirth, merriment," from euphron "cheerful, merry, of a good mind," from eu "well" (see eu-) + phren (genitive phrenos) "mind," of unknown origin.
> role-Euphrosine, daughter of the Comte de Sabran
> Euphrosyne of Kiev (Euphrosine of Novgorod) (c. 1130 -- c. 1193) was Queen consortof Hungary.
> Geoffrey II (1085--1102), Lord of Preuilly , married Euphrosine , daughter of Fulk of Vendôme Geoffrey III (1102--1137) (1102--1105) of Euphrosine ...
> . . . Otto
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