Little Caesar

16 Mar
The love child of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar was named Caesarion by Cleopatra. Caesarion (Καισαρίωνα) in Greek meant “little Caesar”. So it must follow then that -ίωνα is a diminutive suffix in Greek. Of course, I just found out that Marcion's name in Greek is not Μαρκίων, but Μαρκίωνα. As I wrote in a previous post, the suffix -ίων is a comparative suffix. But Marcion's Greek name was not Μαρκίων but Μαρκίωνα.
Inexorably, this means that Marcion (Μαρκίωνα) means Little Mark.
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