The Scythian personal name varkida
Word varkida
Meaning personal name, princess
See also Old Norse: valdr ‘ruler, mighty one’
Tocharian B: walo ‘king’


Name of an Amazon (ΒΑΡΚΙΔΑ) appearing on a 6th century red figure amphora.

Etym. from PIE *wel- as in Tocharian walo “king, ruler,” and English weal(th).

Mayor, Adrienne, John Colarusso, and David Saunders. "Making Sense of Nonsense Inscriptions Associated with Amazons and Scythians on Athenian Vases."
Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 83.3 (2014): 447-493.