Berenice

Berenice

[ber-uh-nahy-see]
noun
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “bringer of victory.”
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Berenice
fem. proper name, from L. Berenice, from Macedonian Gk. Berenike (classical Gk. Pherenike), lit. "bringer of victory," from pherein "to bring" (see infer) + nike "victory." The constellation Berenice's hair (1601) is from the story of the pilfered locks of the wife of Ptolemy
Euergetes, king of Egypt, c.248 B.C.E., which the queen cut off as an offering to Venus. It is actually a star cluster.
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