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Name Lamia

Gender of the name Lamia: feminine feminine

Unique code of the name Lamia: 6117

First name Lamia backwards (ananym): Aimal

Semantics or origin of the name Lamia

There are multiple origins and meanings for the name Lamia:

1. Arabic name (لمياء) [Lamiah] meaning - "brilliant, lustrous, shining, radiant" or comes from the Arabic word (لمياء) meaning - "dark-lipped" (dark lips - standard of feminine beauty among the Arabs)

2. Latin name, etymology (definition) - "lamia; witch"

In Greek mythology Lamia was a beautiful queen of Libya who became a child-eating daemon. Aristophanes claimed her name derived from the Greek word for gullet λαιμός meaning - "neck"), referring to her habit of devouring children.
Some accounts say she has a serpent's tail below the waist. This popular description of her is largely due to Lamia, a poem by John Keats published in 1819. Antoninus Liberalis uses Lamia as an alternate name for the serpentine drakaina Sybaris. However, Diodorus Siculus describes her as having nothing more than a distorted face.
Later traditions referred to many lamiae; these were folkloric monsters similar to vampires and succubi that seduced young men and then fed on their blood.

  

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