Thecla etymology

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

Detailed word origin of Thecla

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. [...]
Thecla English (eng) A female given name... An early Christian saint, whose life is recorded in the apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla.

Words with the same origin as Thecla

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