(syn. Athene Ϯ Little Owl A. noctua) Gr. Καρινη Karinē Carian woman, especially one hired to sing funeral dirges; "Klageule. Carine **). (St. passerina.) ... **) Kαρινη, das Klageweib" (Kaup 1829); "in allusion presumably to the mournful note of this Owl ... Athene Boie  ... is rejected, as it is preoccupied by Athena Hübner used for a genus of moths” (BOU 1915).