Nestis

Pronounced NAIS tiss
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About the name Nestis

The name Nestis is a girl's name of Greek origin that was a nickname for Persephone. The modern Greek word refers to religious fasting. Empedocles refers to Nestis "moistening mortal springs with tears" in his 5th Century BCE text. Therefore, the name may relate to water and perhaps sorrow as well.

(The feeling I'm getting here is about emptiness, longing, hunger, but not the ravenous animal sort, the slow, gnawing type.)

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