irena

Irene

[ahy-ree-nee for 1; ahy-reen or, esp. British, ahy-ree-nee for 2]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. one of the Horae, the personification of peace.
2.
Also, Irena [ahy-ree-nuh, ih-rey-nuh] . A female given name.
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Irene (aɪˈriːnɪ)
 
n
1.  ?752--803 ad, Byzantine ruler (780--90, 792--97, joint ruler with her son Constantine VI; 797--802). She is venerated as a saint in the Greek Orthodox Church
2.  Greek myth the goddess of peace

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Irene
fem. proper name, from Fr. Irène, from L. Irene, from Gk. Eirene, lit. "peace."
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