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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Basil, Saint. Known as "the Great.” A.D. 330?-379? Greek Christian leader who was bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia after A.D. 370 and a vigorous opponent of Arianism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name, in quiet but steady use in the UK.


Name of several early saints, particularly in the Orthodox Church, from Latin Basilius, from Ancient Greek Βασίλειος. (Wiktionary)



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