Talk:Veronica

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Said ... "Veronica's name itself is said to be derived from the Greek words meaning true image/icon."... but how? As Greek name, it is "[[w:Berenice|Berenike]]" and has no such meaning (nike is victory, hence it means "bearer of victory", Wikipedia article says it is originally? Macedonian name and *phero-nike is its Greek equivalent (cf. Christphoros, "bearer of Christ"). Even if this assertion could be sourced, it is only described as "(XXXX) people acclaimed ..."? Since as Greek, apparently it conveys no such meaning. --[[User:Cat68|Cat68]] 22:17, February 17, 2007 (PST)
 
Said ... "Veronica's name itself is said to be derived from the Greek words meaning true image/icon."... but how? As Greek name, it is "[[w:Berenice|Berenike]]" and has no such meaning (nike is victory, hence it means "bearer of victory", Wikipedia article says it is originally? Macedonian name and *phero-nike is its Greek equivalent (cf. Christphoros, "bearer of Christ"). Even if this assertion could be sourced, it is only described as "(XXXX) people acclaimed ..."? Since as Greek, apparently it conveys no such meaning. --[[User:Cat68|Cat68]] 22:17, February 17, 2007 (PST)
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: ''Veronica'' as such is of Latin origin, though it includes the Greek word ''eikon'' (icon) Latinized as ''icon'' and then feminized into a personal name variant as ''-ica''.  The first part of the name (''Veron-'') is from Latin ''verus'' ("true").  So, it's not really a Greek name, but rather a Latin name that incorporates a Greek element.  &mdash;[[User:ASDamick|<font size="3.5" color="green" face="Adobe Garamond Pro, Garamond, Georgia, Times New Roman">Fr. Andrew</font>]] <sup>[[User_talk:ASDamick|<font color="red">talk</font>]]</sup> <small>[[Special:Contributions/ASDamick|<font color="black">contribs</font>]]</small> 17:18, February 18, 2007 (PST)

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Said ... "Veronica's name itself is said to be derived from the Greek words meaning true image/icon."... but how? As Greek name, it is "Berenike" and has no such meaning (nike is victory, hence it means "bearer of victory", Wikipedia article says it is originally? Macedonian name and *phero-nike is its Greek equivalent (cf. Christphoros, "bearer of Christ"). Even if this assertion could be sourced, it is only described as "(XXXX) people acclaimed ..."? Since as Greek, apparently it conveys no such meaning. --Cat68 22:17, February 17, 2007 (PST)

Veronica as such is of Latin origin, though it includes the Greek word eikon (icon) Latinized as icon and then feminized into a personal name variant as -ica. The first part of the name (Veron-) is from Latin verus ("true"). So, it's not really a Greek name, but rather a Latin name that incorporates a Greek element. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 17:18, February 18, 2007 (PST)
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