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  1. Irene(ProperNoun)

    Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace, one of the Horae/Horu00E6; equivalent to the Roman goddess Pax.

  2. Irene(ProperNoun)

    , an asteroid.

  3. Irene(ProperNoun)

    , in regular use since the 19th century.

  4. irene(Noun)

    The hydrocarbon formed by dehydration of irone.

  5. Origin: Irène, from Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace", name of a goddess of peace, of early Christian saints, and of an 8th-century Byzantine empress.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Irene

    empress of Constantinople, born in Athens, a poor orphan girl, famous for her beauty, her talents, and her crimes; was banished to Lesbos, where she maintained herself by spinning; has been canonised by the Greek Church for her zeal in image worship (752-803).

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