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[lin-duh s-fahrn] /ˈlɪn dəsˌfɑrn/
Holy Island (def 1). Unabridged
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  • As early as the Saxon Heptarchy, there was a monastery on Lindisfarne.

    Grace Darling Eva Hope
  • One of these was S. Cedd, who had been trained in the monastery of Lindisfarne.

  • As we have said, St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne and his successors ruled over this city and district for many years.

  • I went the way by the field where Aidan of Iona come from Lindisfarne was on yesterday.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • It then seemed good to the Bishop of Lindisfarne to restore from its foundation the time-worn oratory.

  • We have seen that the very monks of Lindisfarne had to be warned by Alcuin.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • From there he passed another fourteen years in the Convent of Lindisfarne, after which he retired to Farne for nine years.

  • Aidan built a monastery at Lindisfarne, and peopled it with monks from Iona.

  • During the reign of Guthred, his kingdom became christianised, the sees of Lindisfarne and York survived the changes.

  • Aidan, a monk of Iona was sent, and became Bishop of Lindisfarne (635-657).

    The Cathedral Church of York A. Clutton-Brock
British Dictionary definitions for Lindisfarne


another name for Holy Island
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