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Greek Baby Names: Traditional and Unique Greek Names for Boys and Girls
This guide to Greek baby names offers well over 100 Greek baby names, including a variety of both traditional, popular and unique Greek names for both girls and boys. Each name includes information on traditional gender use, as well as any known meaning.76% (6)
This guide to Greek baby names offers well over 100 Greek baby names, including a variety of both traditional, popular and unique Greek names for both girls and boys. Each name includes information on traditional gender use, as well as any known meaning.
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The English word ‘Pearl’ comes from Middle English and for old French ‘Perle’. The Greek word is Margarites. In ancient times, these were considered holy pearl names and Mararita was often used for baby girls of the pious and for beautified saints in the Christian countries. Female forms of Margarites=Pearl Italian: Margherita and Rita French: Marguerite and Margot German: Margarethe, Gretchen and Gretal English: Margaret, Marjorie, Madge and Margie Men's titles derived from Margarites=Pearl Gareth and Garrett Two patron saints who were rechristened as "pearls," were: St. Margaret Aethling of Scotland Margeret, "the pearl of Bohemia," beloved of the Danes. A pearl is a hard,lustrous spherical mass,whiter bluish grey,formed within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living oyster or bivalre mollusc. Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly rounded and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls occur. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl has become a metaphor for something very rare, fine, admirable, valuable or genuine. Valuable pearls occur in the ocean, but they are now very rare. Cultured or farmed pearls from pearl oysters make up the majority of those that are currently sold in the international markets. Pearls from the sea are valued more highly than freshwater pearls. Imitation or fake pearls are also widely sold in inexpensive costume jewelry, but the quality of their iridescence is usually very poor and generally speaking, artificial pearls are easily distinguished from genuine pearls. Pearls have been harvested and cultivated primarily for use in jewelry, but in the past they were also stitched onto formal or ornamental clothing worn on special occasions. Pearls have also been crushed and used in cosmetics, medicines, or in paint formulations. Cultured Pearl is artificially created by planting a core or nucleus into pearl oysters. Today, almost all pearls used for jewelery are cultured. They are usually harvested three years after planting, but it can take up to as long as six years before a pearl is produced. This process was first developed by Kokichi Mikimoto in Japan. He patented it in 1896. The nucleus is generally a polished bead made from a missel shell. Along with a small scrap of mantle tissue from another oyester to serve as an irritant, it is surgically implanted near the oyester’s genitals. Oyesters that survive the subsequent surgery to remove the finished pearl are often implanted with a new, larger nucleus. They are then returned to water for another three years of growth. Fresh Water Pearl is produced in fresh water (mainly in China). They are oblong and, due to lack of hardness, wear out very fast and lose their luster. Pearl found in The finest pearls are found in the Persian Gulf. Other notable sources of fine-quality pearls are the Gulf of Mannar between India and Sri Lanka, the waters off Celebes, Indonesia, and the islands of the South Pacific. In the Americas, the Gulf of California, the Gulf of Mexico, and the waters of the Pacific coast of Mexico have yielded dark-hued pearls with a metallic sheen as well as white pearls of good quality. Freshwater mussels in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere have produced pearls of great value, as for example those from the Mississippi River. Pearling is a carefully fostered industry in central Europe, and the forest streams of Bavaria, in particular, are the source of choice pearls. Freshwater pearling in China has been known from before 1000 BC. Recent Pearl Production China has recently overtaken Japan in Akoya pearl production. Japan has all but ceased its production of Akoya pearls smaller than 8 mm. However, Japan maintains its status as a pearl processing center and imports the majority of Chinese Akoya pearl production. These pearls are then processed, often simply matched and sorted, relabeled as product of Japan and exported in the international markets. In the past couple of decades, cultured pearls have been produced using larger oysters in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. The largest pearl oyster is the Pinctada maxima, which is roughly the size of a dinner plate. South Sea pearls are characterized by their large size and warm luster. Sizes up to 14 mm in diameter are not uncommon. South Sea pearls are primarily produced in Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Lengths of pearl necklaces There is a special vocabulary used to describe the length of pearl necklaces. While most other necklaces are simply referred to by their physical measurement, pearl necklaces are named by how low they hang when worn around the neck. A collar, measuring 10 to 13 inches or 25 to 33 cm in length, sits directly against the throat and does notCatamaran at the rear of Spinalonga Island
A very interesting place and subject of the Victoria Hislop Novel "The Island".................. Spinalonga , the island and history and leprocy Prince George suceeded in getting the cretan Republic to proclaim a resolution.It was decided to make Spinalonga into a LEPER COLONY.The Turks were told that oon Spinalonga all the lepers of Crete (and soon all Greece ) were to be concetrated ,and there they would spend the rest of their lives.That was the end of the Turkish “occupation” of spinalonga.In the same year 1903 the last Turks abandoned the Castle . The disease LEPROCY was one of the most feared diseases of ancients times. It was believed that leprocy was the sign of impurity, and people kept a distance from anyone who had the disease .Up to 1903 lepers where living into caves in Heraklio. As you probably know the disease causes open wounds on the body, especially on hands and legs .Often it causes the entire loss of fingers and toes.In those days leprosy often gave large frightening wounds in the face resulting sometimes the loss of nose and ears . The tales of the human martyrdom of this disease must be endless. sometimes it hit a child ,sometimes a young boy or girl . when they caught the infection it could last two to thirty years before the wounds were openly seen , and up to our times the disease is still fought with difficulty if not taken under treatment very early. A norwecian physician by the name of ARMAUER HANSEN was studying leprosy for many years , and marked his name is scientific when in 1873 he found the leper bacterium or bacillus. Through the work of Armauer Hansen the world got to know that leprosy is contagious through direct contact between a sick person and a healthy one .That is the open wound of a leper patient must be in intimate contact with a fresh wound , scar or scratch of another person to cause infection.During the fifty four years of the colony , roughly faur hundred people lived there , some of them evern born on spinalonga- many , many died there .I have documents from this period in my office , with names and personal data written down : There is mentioned Maria vlakou from the Peloponese , thirty two years old , died 1938.there is Angela Anngirou from Thessalonica , died 1942 forty years old.Yannis Sarin from Edesa died 1928 eighteen year old and so on …How could they live in this colony, how miserable were their deaths . You may ask what kind of life they had . Well when you visit this island you will see where we dissembark at the big stone entrance to the Street of Pain. you will be walking walking along the lines of shops and small houses which were situated at the bottom of the hills , along the coastline and near the main gate . At certain times during the day there must have been an atmosphere of busy life – even there, with people coming and going, chatting and may be laughing , not all, of course , being deadly ill. some of the lepers were married to each other , and lived together in small apartments , having a a garden outside to tend. Perhaps they had some hens, a dog or cats. People of this district usually called Spinalonga “The Quiet Island” thinking both of the peacefullness during the war when Spinalonga was like another world , and of the quiet endurance of personal pain. The priests did however , sometimes perform happier services than burrials. It happened that lepers ,like other people, fell in love with each other and got married . during the years of the Leper colony twenty babies were born on Spinalonga. You may want to visit Spinalonga now.
It's time to set sail with Barbie as The Island Princess in this full-length, original musical featuring nine fantastic songs. After being shipwrecked on an island as a little girl, Rosella (Barbie) grows up learning to talk and sing with a family of loving animals: the red panda Sagi, the peacock Azul and the baby elephant Tika. But when Prince Antonio discovers their tropical paradise, curiosity about her past leads Rosella to journey with the prince to his castle. As she and her animal friends explore civilization, they uncover an evil plot to take over the kingdom! Through its heart-warming ending, Barbie as the Island Princess shows that when love guides you, miracles may be closer than you know.Similar posts:
Sometimes it's difficult finding one's place in the world and, while a young shipwrecked girl named Ro couldn't ask for better friends than the animals that raised her on a South Seas island, she wonders about her parents and where she came from. When avid explorer Prince Antonio discovers the island, he offers Ro a chance to return to civilization and Ro convinces her friends Tika the elephant, Sagi the red panda, and Azul the peacock to accompany her. Once in the Prince's kingdom, Ro and her friends feel hopelessly out of place and fall prey to the tricks of a scheming traitor. Just when it seems that Ro may never find her parents, feel comfortable in the civilized world, nor realize her love for the Prince, Ro gets a hint of her mother's identity and finds an opportunity to prove her goodness to the royal family. This CGI animated musical stars Barbie and features nine very nice original songs. The animation is adequate, if not particularly realistic, and the story, though it's certainly been told before, holds the interest of children ages 3 to 7 years. - -Tami Horiuchi
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