[zey-vee-er, zav-ee-, zey-vyer] /ˈzeɪ vi ər, ˈzæv i-, ˈzeɪ vyər/ Show IPA
Saint Francis (Francisco Javier"the Apostle of the Indies")1506–52, Spanish Jesuit missionary, especially in India and Japan.
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
Xavier (ˈzeɪvɪə, ˈzæv-, Spanish xaˈβjɛr)
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