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Sylvester

[sil-ves-ter] /sɪlˈvɛs tər/
noun
1.
a male given name.

Sylvester I

noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 335, pope 314–335.
Also, Silvester I.

Sylvester II

noun
1.
(Gerbert) died 1003, French ecclesiastic: pope 999–1003.
Also, Silvester II.
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Sylvester II

/sɪlˈvɛstə/
noun
1.
original name Gerbert of Aurillac. c. 940–1003 ad, French ecclesiastic and scholar; pope (999–1003): noted for his achievements in mathematics and astronomy
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Word Origin and History for Sylvester

masc. proper name, from Latin, literally "woody, sylvan, rural," from Latin silvester, from Latin silva "wood, forest" (see sylvan). St. Sylvester's Day is Dec. 31.

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