Euphemia etymology

English word Euphemia comes from Ancient Greek μάρτυρος, Ancient Greek Θεοκλεία, Ancient Greek φημί, Ancient Greek ευ, and later Old French martire (Martyr.)

Detailed word origin of Euphemia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μάρτυρος Ancient Greek (grc)
Θεοκλεία Ancient Greek (grc)
φημί Ancient Greek (grc)
ευ Ancient Greek (grc)
μάρτυρ Ancient Greek (grc)
martyr Latin (lat) (Ecclesiastical Latin) martyr, especially a Christian martyr.
martire Old French (fro) Martyr.
martir Middle English (enm) Martyr.
martyr English (eng) (by extension) One who sacrifices his or her life, station, or something of great personal value, for the sake of principle or to sustain a cause.. (with a prepositional phrase of cause) One who suffers greatly and/or constantly, even involuntarily.. One who willingly accepts being put to death for adhering openly to one's religious beliefs; notably, saints canonized after martyrdom. [...]
Euphemia English (eng) A female given name..

Words with the same origin as Euphemia

Descendants of μάρτυρος
Descendants of Θεοκλεία
Thecla martyr martyrization
Descendants of φημί
phase prophecy prophet
Descendants of ευ