helena, saint

Helena

[hel-uh-nuh; for 3 also huh-lee-nuh]
noun
1.
Saint, c247–c330, mother of Constantine I.
2.
a city in and the capital of Montana, in the W part.
3.
a female given name, form of Helen.
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Helena1 (ˈhɛlənə)
 
n
a city in W Montana: the state capital. Pop: 26 718 (2003 est)

Helena2 (hɛlənə)
 
n
Saint. ?248--?328 ad, Roman empress, mother of Constantine I. After converting to Christianity (313) she made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (?326) where she supposedly discovered the cross on which Christ died. Feast day: May 21

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Montana
U.S. state, from Latinized form of Sp. montaña "mountain." Proposed 1864 by U.S. Rep. James H. Ashley of Ohio when it was created as a territory from Nebraska Territory, in reference to the Rocky Mountains, which however traverse only one end of it.
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Montana definition


State in the northwestern United States, lying partly in the Rocky Mountains, bordered by British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, Canada, to the north; North Dakota and South Dakota to the east; Wyoming to the south; and Idaho to the west. Its capital is Helena, and its largest city is Billings.

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