Definitions

from The 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.

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • The most interesting point about this village is its association with its name-saint, St Brannock -- for the ancient name was Brannockstown.

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  • Charles, and, by my blessed name-saint the Confessor, he shall learn that I know him.

    The White Company

  • I know our good Charles, and, by my blessed name-saint the Confessor, he shall learn that I know him.

    The White Company

  • Virgin and Saint Margaret, my name-saint; and how often she has heard me and rescued me in need and jeopardy!

    Margery — Complete

  • 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

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  • "This very night will I set apart a golden ouche to be offered on the shrine of my name-saint.

    The White Company

  • "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!

    Margery — Volume 01

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