Sylvester

Sylvester

[sil-ves-ter]
noun
a male given name.
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Sylvester I

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

Sylvester II

noun
(Gerbert) died 1003, French ecclesiastic: pope 999–1003.
Also, Silvester II.
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Sylvester II (sɪlˈvɛstə)
 
n
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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Sylvester
masc. proper name, from L., lit. "woody, sylvan, rural," from L. silvester, from L. silva "wood, forest." St. Sylvester's Day is Dec. 31.
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