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Gender: F Meaning of Lysistrata: "she who disbands armies" Origin of Lysistrata: Greek

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In the Aristophenes comedy, Lysistrata is the Athenian woman who organizes her fellow wives to end war in their country by denying their husbands sex until a peace treaty is signed. Interesting thought, but rather unwieldy as a baby name.

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Also found in Lysander, paralysis & dialysis, the Greek Lysis- means setting free, loosening; however, it also means destruction.