saint swithin

Swithin

[swith-in, swith-]
noun
Saint, died a.d. 862, English ecclesiastic: bishop of Winchester 852?–862.
Also, Swithun.
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Swithin or Swithun (ˈswɪðɪn, ˈswɪθ-, ˈswɪðɪn, ˈswɪθ-)
 
n
Saint. died 862 ad, English ecclesiastic: bishop of Winchester (?852--862). Feast day: July 15
 
Swithun or Swithun
 
n

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saint swithin

celebrated Anglo-Saxon saint, bishop of Winchester, and royal counselor whose name is still associated with an old meteorological superstition. He served as counselor to kings Egbert and Aethelwulf of the West Saxons. On Oct. 30?, 852, he was consecrated bishop of Winchester. Nothing else is reliably known of his life.

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