from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Muslim holy man.
- n. In France (originally Provence), a small, hand-painted, terracotta figurine of a nativity character.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Turkish saint; a kind of dervish, regarded by the people as a saint: also, a hermit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Eastern countries, a kind of dervish or recluse, popularly regarded as a saint.
Not on the topic, but I bought a whole creche from that santon shop!!!
As a collector of Simone Jouglas santons, I would also like to hear more about the santon shop in your picture.
Not on the topic, but I bought a whole creche from that santon shop!
Photo of Seguret santon shop by Jacqui McCargar, one of our harvest sweethearts!
Amid these careless warders glided the puny form of a little old Turk, poorly dressed like a marabout or santon of the desert — a sort of enthusiasts, who sometimes ventured into the camp of the Crusaders, though treated always with contumely, and often with violence.
At his birth the astrologers, we are told, cast his horoscope according to Oriental custom, and pronounced it highly auspicious; and a santon predicted for him a glorious career.
He assembled an army in the city of Arjona, and, well knowing the peculiar character of the nation that he wished to control, proceeded to gain over to his interests a _santon_, a species of religious character highly venerated among the Moors.
To punish his impatience, Allah, said the santon, ` sent the Euphrates upon his farm, and he was destroyed with all his possessions, even by the granting of his own wishes. '
` ` This is tearing the veil from my thoughts rather than exposing your own, 'said the Grand Master; ` ` yet I will reply with a parable told to me by a santon of the desert.
Amid these careless warders glided the puny form of a little old Turk, poorly dressed like a marabout or santon of the desert,