xavier, st

Xavier

[zey-vee-er, zav-ee-, zey-vyer]
noun
1.
Saint Francis (Francisco Javier"the Apostle of the Indies") 1506–52, Spanish Jesuit missionary, especially in India and Japan.
2.
a male given name: from an Arabic word meaning “bright.”

Xaverian [zey-veer-ee-uhn, za-] , adjective
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Xavier (ˈzeɪvɪə, ˈzæv-, Spanish xaˈβjɛr)
 
n
Saint Francis, known as the Apostle of the Indies. 1506-- 52, Spanish missionary, who was a founding member of the Jesuit society (1534) and later preached in Goa, Ceylon, the East Indies, and Japan. Feast day: Dec 3

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