Giles

Giles

[jahylz]
noun
1.
Saint, 8th century a.d., Athenian hermit in France.
2.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “shieldbearer.”
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Giles (dʒaɪlz)
 
n
1.  Saint. 7th century ad, Greek hermit in France; patron saint of cripples, beggars, and lepers. Feast day: Sept 1
2.  William Ernest Powell. 1835--97, Australian explorer, born in England. He was noted esp for his exploration of the western desert (1875--76)

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Giles
male proper name, from O.Fr. Gilles, from L. Aegidius, from aegis (see aegis).
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