Name: Polyeuctus

Origin and Meaning of the Name Polyeuctus

  • Meaning:
    Much prayed-to one
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    (poll ee YOOK tuss)
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    Polyeuctus is the Latinized form of the Greek name Polyeuktes. The ancient Roman Saint Polyeuctus represents the conversion of a pagan name and identity (Polydeuces, a son of Zeus and brother of Helen of Troy) into a pious, Christian one. Whilst Polydeuces means 'much sweet wine', the name has here been changed to show influence from the Greek 'euchomai' ('to pray to'), thus taking on the ostensibly Christian meaning 'much prayed-to one'.

    Saint Polyeuctus' feast day is 13th February according to the Catholic calendar.

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