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Of Greek origin.

Derives from the Greek verb “αμαρύσσω”, meaning “to sparkle”.

It was the title of an ancient poem, the “Third Idyllium”, written by the Greek poet Theokritos, who lived in the 3rd century BC.

Amaryllis was also the name of one of Virgil’s heroines in the epic poem “Eclogues”.

It is the name of a flower as well, the Amaryllis belladona.