St. sebastian

Sebastian

[si-bas-chuhn]
noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 288?, Roman martyr.
2.
a male given name.
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Sebastian (sɪˈbæstjən)
 
n
Saint. died ?288 ad, Christian martyr. According to tradition, he was first shot with arrows and then beaten to death. Feast day: Jan 20

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Sebastian
masc. proper name, from L. Sebastianus, from Gk. Sebastianos, "man of Sebastia," a city in Pontus that was named for Augustus Caesar, first Roman emperor, from Gk. sebastos "venerable," a translation of L. augustus, the epithet of Caesar.
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