Berenice

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Berenice (Ancient Greek: Βερενίκη, Berenikē) is the Ancient Macedonian form of the Attic Greek name Φερενίκη (Pherenikē), which meant "bearer of victory" from Ancient Greek φέρω (pherō), meaning "to bear", and νίκη (nikē), meaning "victory".[1] Berenika priestess of Demeter in Lete ca. 350 BC is the oldest epigraphical evidence.[2][3] The name also has the form Bernice. An additional Latin form of the same name is Veronica.

Many historical figures bear the name Berenice:

Ancient world[edit]

Ptolemaic and Seleucid queens and royal daughters in Cyrenaica and Egypt[edit]

Judean princesses[edit]

Saints[edit]

Others[edit]

Modern era[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berenike, Liddell and Scottt, "A Greek-English Lexicon", at Perseus
  2. ^ Lete Epigraphical Database
  3. ^ Macedonian Institutions Under the Kings books.google.com by Miltiadēs V. Chatzopoulos