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May 5th, 2013 06:50 PM #1Senior Member
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Anyone know what this name means?
I found this name while doing a poll: Oleanthe. I have a weird obsession with -anthe names so I immediately liked this name. I know -anthe means flower in Greek, but what does the first part mean? Thanks for your help!Just another teenberry and writer, a lover of names
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May 5th, 2013 07:12 PM #3
The olive tree's technical term is olea europaea (oil from/of Europe) so I'm thinking Oleanthe might be related. The oleander trees are called such because of their resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea.** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
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May 5th, 2013 07:18 PM #5
According to nameberry, Olea is related to olives, oils, and trees, and is an Old Hebrew word for night/moon.
My favorite meaning would be night flower or moon flower, but all the meanings are pretty.-lists currently under construction-