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Nakos is another word for the Semantron, a wood and metal gong-like instrument used to call Christian worshipers to prayer in Syria, Jerusalem and other parts of the Ottoman Empire where Muslim authorities did not allow the use of church bells.

A masculine name meaning "sage" or "wisdom". The origin of this name is Arapaho, which is a tribe of Native Americans historically living on the eastern plains of Colorado and Wyoming. Nakos can also mean "herb" or "sagebrush" - a shrubby aromatic North American plant of the daisy family.

"Nakos" is also a common Greek last name. Also pronounced as Nakou with the "s" being silent. Sometimes shortened in the United States from the Greek last name "Nakopolous". Originally thought to have come from the Epirus region of Greece but it's hard to pinpoint the origins.