Word Origin & History

Vitus
from Svanto-vit, name of a Slavic god worshipped with ecstatic dances on the Baltic island of Rügen, transferred by Christian missionaries to Saint Vitus. The It. form of the name is Guido.
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vitus

noun
Christian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300) 
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Example sentences for Vitus
It is unknown whether vitus will reappear elsewhere in the series.
A portion of its power was later consumed by brim to construct the vitus stone for seth.
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