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Re: Junius, Jannaeus, and John
In Response To: Junius, Jannaeus, and John ()

From the above post, you mention Berenice! Thus,from a common web site we find;

"The girl's name Berenice \b(e)-reni-ce, ber(e)-nice\ is pronounced behr-a-NEE-see, behr-a-NEECE. It is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "victory bringer". From the male personal name Berenike, which probably originated in the royal house of Macedon. It was introduced to the Egyptian royal house by the widow of one of Alexander the Great's officers, who married Ptolemy I. Biblical: name of an early Christian woman in Acts. The name was adopted by Puritans in the 17th century. See also Bernice.

Berenice has 7 variant forms: Berenis, Berenisa, Berenise, Bernessa, Bernetta, Bernie and Bernise.

For more information, see also related names Nicia and Nike."

From the above, we see these words; "From the male personal name Berenike, which probably originated in the royal house of Macedon. It was introduced to the Egyptian royal house by the widow of one of Alexander the Great's officers, who married Ptolemy I."

So, if the above is correct then Herod Agrippa II named one of his daughters Berenice, which corresponds with Junia Lepida, the daughter of Junius! And Lepida might well mean "covering the coral like a scale" or even "little scale?" Which has become a common scientific term.

And, Junia might well mean; "The name, "Junia", however (meaning "youthful" and taken from Hera/June" (Juno?)", the wife of the head of the Greco-Roman Pantheon, Jupiter/Zeus" So, the entire name might well mean "the youthfull and covered with scale?"

So, if we consider the word meaning as correct just what was her connection to "victory bringer?", or a "youthfull scale?"

Ron