genevieve, saint

Genevieve

[jen-uh-veev]
noun
1.
Saint, a.d. 422–512, French nun: patron saint of Paris.
2.
a female given name.
Also, Geneviève [French zhuhnuh-vyev] .
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Geneviève (ˈdʒɛnɪˌviːv, French ʒənvjɛv)
 
n
Saint. ?422--?512 ad, French nun; patron saint of Paris. Feast day: Jan 3

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Genevieve
fem. proper name, from Fr. Geneviève, from L.L. Genovefa, probably of Celtic origin.
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genevieve, saint

patron saint of Paris, who allegedly saved that city from the Huns

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