Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The saint after whom one is named; a saint whose name one has as his baptismal name or as part of it.
“It shows Saint Francis of Assisi the Cardinal's name-saint at the moment of receiving the signs of the Stigmata, the wounds left in Christ's body by the Crucifixion.”
“He had pity and mounted me behind him on his bony animal, to which I clung the rest of the way, learning the feelings of my adopted name-saint on his gridiron.”
“The most interesting point about this village is its association with its name-saint, St Brannock -- for the ancient name was Brannockstown.”
“Charles, and, by my blessed name-saint the Confessor, he shall learn that I know him.”
“I know our good Charles, and, by my blessed name-saint the Confessor, he shall learn that I know him.”
“Virgin and Saint Margaret, my name-saint; and how often she has heard me and rescued me in need and jeopardy!”
“The rejoicings of the people speeded her; the bells of all the campanili of Venice came echoing to the shores of the Lido; a tumult of voices -- the voices of the _popolazzo_, shrill and jubilant, called down the blessings of all the saints upon her -- of Santa Caterina -- her own name-saint, fair patron of Betrothals; of charming San Luigi -- the blessed guardian of love; of San Nicolò, Saint of the Sea; of Messer”
“This very night will I set apart a golden ouche to be offered on the shrine of my name-saint.”
“I have never forgot that dream, and often in my prayers have I lifted up my heart to my sainted mother, and cried to her as to the blessed Virgin and Saint Margaret, my name-saint; and how often she has heard me and rescued me in need and jeopardy!”
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