🔼The name Euodia: Summary
- Good Road, Right Way, Good Luck!
- From (1) the adverb ευ (eu), good or noble, and (2) the noun οδος (hodos), road or way.
🔼The name Euodia in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Euodia
The name Euodia consists of two parts. The first part is the familiar word ευ (eu), meaning good, brave or noble:
The familiar adverb ευ (eu) means good or noble. It occurs mostly in compounds.
The second part of the name Euodia comes from the common Greek word οδος (hodos), meaning road or way:
The noun οδος (hodos) is the common Greek word for road, street or way, and, as the word "way" in English, can also be used to describe a method, solution or modus operandi. The Romans tied their empire together with their famous highways (whose primary function was to accommodate the movement of the military; ordinary folks were discouraged from travelling by all sorts of taxes), and when Jesus said "I am the Way," he didn't just volunteer a new way of doing or thinking but rather the one and only way for the whole of humanity to be tied together in a way that no one will oppose.
Possibly related, the noun οδους (odous) means tooth. The noun οδυνη (odune) means pain. And the noun οδυρμος (odurmos) means a lamentation.
The name Euodia literally means Good Road, and is identical to a standard wish that one would say to a departing traveler, meaning (Have A) Good Trip!, or even in general to anyone one wants to wish Success! or Good Luck!