See also: Saint and SA Int

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /seɪnt/
    • (file)
    • Rhymes: -eɪnt
  • (UK, as an unstressed, capitalised title) IPA(key): /sən(t)/, /sɨn(t)/

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English saint, seint, sainct, seinct, sanct, senct, partly from Old English sanct (saint) and confluence with Old French saint, seinte (Modern French saint); both from Latin sanctus (holy, consecrated”, in Late Latin as a noun, “a saint), past participle of sancire (to render sacred, make holy), akin to sacer (holy, sacred). Displaced native Middle English halwe (saint) from Old English hālga (saint, holy one) (> Modern English hallow (saint)).

NounEdit

 
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Francis of Assisi, a Catholic saint.

saint (plural saints)

  1. A person whom a church or another religious group has officially recognised as especially holy or godly; one eminent for piety and virtue.
    Kateri Tekakwitha was proclaimed a saint.
  2. (figuratively, by extension) A person with positive qualities; one who does good.
    Dorothy Day was a living saint.
    Thanks for looking after the house while I'm away. You're a saint!
  3. One of the blessed in heaven.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book VI”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554, lines 742–744:
      Then ſhall thy Saints unmixt, and from th' impure
      Farr ſeparate, circling thy holy Mount
      Unfained Halleluiahs to thee ſing,
  4. (archaic) A holy object.
SynonymsEdit
  • (holy person): hallow (obsolete)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English saynten, seinten, sonten, partly from Anglo-Norman saintir and partly from the noun Middle English seint, seynt (see above).

VerbEdit

saint (third-person singular simple present saints, present participle sainting, simple past and past participle sainted)

  1. (transitive) To canonize, to formally recognize someone as a saint.
    Many wish to see Pope John Paul II sainted immediately.
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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sanctus (holy)

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NounEdit

saint m (plural saints, feminine sainte)

  1. saint

AdjectiveEdit

saint (feminine singular sainte, masculine plural saints, feminine plural saintes)

  1. saintly (all meanings)

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

saint f (genitive singular sainte)

  1. greed, avarice, covetousness
  2. great eagerness, desire

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
saint shaint
after an, tsaint
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French saint, from Latin sanctus (holy).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

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saint m

  1. (Jersey) holy

NounEdit

saint m (plural saints)

  1. (Jersey, religion) saint

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin sanctus

NounEdit

saint m (oblique plural sainz or saintz, nominative singular sainz or saintz, nominative plural saint)

  1. saint

DeclensionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

saint m (oblique and nominative feminine singular sainte)

  1. holy
  2. pious; devout

DescendantsEdit

  • English: saint
  • French: saint
  • Norman: saint (Jersey)

WelshEdit

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NounEdit

saint m pl

  1. plural of sant