Orien Name Meaning & Origin

Orien

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Origin of the name Orion:

From Greek and Roman mytholoogy, Orion was a son of Poseidon. He loved the goddess Diana but was accidentally killed by her and thenceforth placed in the heavens as the constellation Orion.

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Orien means 'the rising dawn/ sun', 'the east', 'heavens light'

It has links to the indo-european root of "To move, set in motion, to be, exist." Linked to the Latin "orient" which is the present participle of oriri "to rise"; akin to Sanskrit ṛṇoti "he moves, arises," Greek ornynai "to rouse", oros "mountain"

Also links to the Greek Oarion,'heaven's light', and hebrew or, 'light' and ori 'my light'

Name is closely related to (and sometimes seen as a variant of) Orion which means 'rising in the sky' and links to the constellation and the famous greek hunter.

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