Definitions for irene
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Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace, one of the Horae/Horu00E6; equivalent to the Roman goddess Pax.
, an asteroid.
, in regular use since the 19th century.
The hydrocarbon formed by dehydration of irone.
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
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).
Irene of Athens
Irene of Athens or Irene the Athenian is the commonly known name of Irene Sarantapechaina, Byzantine empress regnant from 797 to 802. Prior to becoming Empress regnant, Irene was empress consort from 775 to 780, and empress dowager and regent from 780 to 797. From 797 onward, she normally referred to herself as basilissa, 'empress', although there are three instances of the title basileus, 'emperor', being used by her.
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