Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Egyptian ascetic monk considered to be the founder of Christian monasticism.
  • Susan Brownell,American reformer and suffragist who was instrumental in the passage of legislation that gave married women legal rights over their children, property, and wages. In 1869 she cofounded the National Woman Suffrage Association.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The smallest pig of a litter: from the fact that one of a litter was vowed to St. Anthony, patron saint of swineherds.

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  • proper noun A male given name, in regular use since the Middle Ages.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname.

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  • noun United States suffragist (1820-1906)
  • noun Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)

Etymologies

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From Latin Antonius, name of a Roman gens (with excrescent -h- suggested by an unetymological assoication with Greek ἄνθος ("flower")). The Roman clan name is of uncertain etymology, but is not Greek or Hebrew; most likely of Etruscan origin.

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  • The smallest piglet of the litter. See the Century Dictionary citation.

    December 3, 2010