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Xavier

[zey-vee-er, zav-ee-, zey-vyer] /ˈzeɪ vi ər, ˈzæv i-, ˈzeɪ vyər/
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.”.
Related forms
Xaverian
[zey-veer-ee-uh n, za-] /zeɪˈvɪər i ən, zæ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for xavier the apostle indies

Xavier

/ˈzeɪvɪə; ˈzæv-; Spanish xaˈβjɛr/
noun
1.
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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