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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Quick Name Question: Zoe?
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 09:45:10 EST
In a message dated 1/3/04 07:12:14 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Does the name Zoe exist as a French given name by itself, or is it short for
> another? Please let me know if it has an expanded form.
Zoe, usually spelled in French with an accent on the e (either Zoë or Zoé),
is a given name by itself, not a short form for a longer name. It is a Greek
word, meaning "Life". An ancient poet wrote an ode we learned in Greek class
in secondary school. The closing line was "Zoë mou, sas agapô" (My life, I
Fr. Owen Taggart