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1/31/2023, 11:31 AM Mike C
2/8/2015, 4:31 PM anonymous

Name Nectaria
Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Romanian
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Feminine version of Nectarie, Greek saint-St.Nectarie from Egina. In Romanian this means "the juice of flowers". Nectaire is probably of the same derivation as the English word "nectar". This is the etymology of nectar (from from negtar > nogalon
'1555, from L. nectar "drink of the gods," from Gk. nektar, which is said to be a compound of nek- "death" (see necro-) + -tar "overcoming." Meaning "sweet liquid in flowers" first recorded 1609.'
Added 2/8/2015 by anonymous