Definitions

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  • proper noun Any of the numerous saints named John.
  • proper noun A surname.
  • proper noun A male given name transferred from the surname.

Etymologies

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A Norman surname from one of the many places in France named Saint-Jean, with a church dedicated to a Saint John.

Examples

  • The addition of the name of St John to that of Jesus and Mary is unusual, but he was venerated by the gnostics and the Templars…Another remarkable feature of the binding is the use of the Agnus Dei, the Lamb of God…In Rosslyn Chapel, the Templar Seal of the Lamb of God is also carved.19

    The Templar Revelation

  • The addition of the name of St John to that of Jesus and Mary is unusual, but he was venerated by the gnostics and the Templars…Another remarkable feature of the binding is the use of the Agnus Dei, the Lamb of God…In Rosslyn Chapel, the Templar Seal of the Lamb of God is also carved.19

    The Templar Revelation

  • Even where this one character is concerned this is by no means all, for newcomers to the painting might be forgiven for harbouring curious uncertainties about the so-called St John.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Even where this one character is concerned this is by no means all, for newcomers to the painting might be forgiven for harbouring curious uncertainties about the so-called St John.

    The Templar Revelation

  • The almshouses, known as St John's hospital, were founded in 1602; and in 1637 a free grammar school was endowed by Lady Grace Manners.

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  • I have taken, for six months, a little furnished house in the quarter called St John's Wood.

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  • Spain's deadliest train accident since 2003 occurred during a nationwide ritual called Noche de San Juan, or the night of St John, which is held each June 23 just after the summer solstice.

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  • The Daily Mail followed with a headline that called St John "the greatest love" of Newman's life.

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  • He speaks of these five 'exoteric' books, as attached to 'the five esoteric or genuine books;' and to this source he attributes not only the account of the four Maries, but also a notice relating to the death of St John which is given by Georgius

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  • They add that this already happens in some areas, quoting the London bombings as an example, while they also use the voluntary sector, such as St John's Ambulance, to provide extra cover.

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