Giasone Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Jason:
The English cognate of the Latin and Greek Iāson (healer), a name derived from iasthai (to heal). Popularly bestowed in the U.S., the name Jason is borne in Greek Myth by a prince who led the Argo-nauts. Var: Jayson.
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Giasone is a rare Italian variation of a common given name for a male. It comes from Greek Ἰάσων (Iasōn),1 meaning "healer", from the verb ἰάομαι (iaomai) "heal, cure",2 cogn. with Ἰασώ (Iasō), the goddess of healing3 and ἰατρός (iatros), "healer, physician"4 (the earliest form of the word is the Mycenaean Greek i-ja-te, written in Linear B syllabic script5).
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Giasone is an opera in three acts and a prologue with music by Francesco Cavalli and a libretto by Giacinto Andrea Cicognini, called "the single most popular opera of the 17th century".