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Origin of the name HELENAS.
Etymology of the name HELENAS.
Meaning of the baby name HELENAS.


HELENAS (Ἑλένας).  From a Greek word coined by Æschylus, meaning "the ship-destroying."  Probably not ever used as a given name. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

P. 29, CHORUS.  The name HELENA.]—There was a controversy in Aeschylus' day whether language, including names, was a matter of Convention or of Nature.  Was it mere accident, and could you change the name of anything at will?  Or was language a thing rooted in nature and fixed by God from of old?  Aeschylus adopts the latter view:  Why was this being called Helena?  If one had understood God's purpose one would have seen it was because she really was "Helenâs"—Ship-destroyer.  (The Herald's story of the shipwreck has suggested this particular idea.)  Similarly, if a hero was called Aias, and came to great sorrow, one could see that he was so called from 'Aiai,' "Alas!"—The antistrophe seems to find a meaning in the name Paris or Alexandros, where the etymology is not so clear. (The Agamemnon of Aeschylus, Murray, 1887)


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