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EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

 
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saint (plural saints)

  1. A person to whom a church or another religious group has officially attributed the title of "saint"; a holy or godly person; 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 who is sanctified or made holy; a person who is separated unto God’s service.
    to the assembly of God which is at Corinth; those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both theirs and ours. (1Cor. 1:2)
  4. One of the blessed in heaven.
    • Milton
      Then shall thy saints, unmixed, and from the impure / Far separate, circling thy holy mount, / Unfeigned hallelujahs to thee sing.
  5. (archaic) A holy object.
    It is ruine to a man to deuour saints, and afterward to retract the vowes. (Proverbs 20:25) - Douay Rheims 1635 printing

SynonymsEdit

  • (holy person): hallow (obsolete)

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TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

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

  1. (nonstandard) 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)

PronunciationEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

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)

AdjectiveEdit

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