Complete Definition of "saint"

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English

Etymology
From OF. seinte (French: #French|saint).

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-saint.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪnt|-eɪnt

Noun
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en-noun

  1. A holy person, especially one who has shown heroic virtue.

#: "Dorothy Day was a living saint."

  1. A person whom a church or other religious group has officially proclaimed to show heroic virtue and holiness.

#: "Kateri Tekawitha was proclaimed a saint."

  1. Capitalized: Title given to (2), often prefixed to the person's name

#: "Saint Stephen was the first martyr."

  1. One who is sanctified or made holy; a person who is separated unto Godâs 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)"

Translations
trans-top|a virtuous or holy person
Finnish: pyhimys
French: #French|saint m, sainte f
Greek: Î¬Î³Î¹Î¿Ï (ághios) m, αγία (aghía) f
Italian: santo m, santa f
Maltese: san m, santu m, santa f
Norwegian: helgen m
Portuguese: santo m, santa f
Romanian: sfânt m, sfântÄ f
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Russian: ÑвÑÑой (sv'atój) m, ÑвÑÑÐ°Ñ (sv'atája) f
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: ÑвеÑÐ°Ñ m
:Latin: svetac m, svetica f, svet m, sveto n, sveta f
Slovene: svetnik m, svetnica f
Spanish: san m, santa f
Thai: à¸à¸±à¸à¸à¸¸à¸ (nag-boon)
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trans-top|person proclaimed as showing heroic virtue and holiness
Finnish: pyhimys
French: #French|saint m, sainte f
Greek: Î¬Î³Î¹Î¿Ï (ághios) m, αγία (aghía) f
Italian: santo m, santa f
Norwegian: helgen
Portuguese: santo m, santa f
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Russian: ÑвÑÑой (sv'atój) m, ÑвÑÑÐ°Ñ (sv'atája) f
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: ÑвеÑÐ°Ñ m
:Latin: svetac m, svetica f, svet m, sveto n, sveta f
Slovene: svetnik m, svetnica f
Thai: à¸à¸à¸à¸µ (khon-dee)
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trans-top|Title
Finnish: Pyhä
French: #French|saint m, sainte f
Greek: ÎÎ³Î¹Î¿Ï (ághios) m, Îγία (aghía) f
Italian: santo m, santa f
Norwegian: sankt m
Portuguese: santo m, santa f, before a masculine name starting with a consonant são m
Russian: ÑвÑÑой (sv'atój) pos_a
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Serbian:
:Cyrillic: ÑвеÑÐ°Ñ m
:Roman: svetac m, svetica f, svet m, sveto n, sveta f
Slovene: sveti m, sveta f
Spanish: San m, Santa f
Thai: à¸à¸±à¸à¸à¸¸à¸ (nag-boon)
Vietnamese: thánh
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Translations to be checked
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trans-top|Translations to be categorised
ttbc|Afrikaans: Sint
ttbc|Bosnian: svetac m
ttbc|Chinese: å£å¾ (shèng tú)
ttbc|Dutch: Sint
ttbc|Latin: sanctus m,sancta f
ttbc|Maltese: san m, santu m, santa f
ttbc|Old English: sanct m, before a proper name, sanctus m, sancta f
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ttbc|Slovak: 1, 2: svätec m, svätica f; 3: adj svätý m, svätá f, sväté n (e.g., svätý Štefan)
ttbc|Spanish: santo m, santa f
ttbc|Swedish: helgon n (1,2), Sankt (males, abbreviation S:t) (3), Sankta (3) (females, abbreviation S:ta), Heliga (females) (3)
ttbc|Vietnamese: thánh
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Related terms
hallow
holos
holy
sainthood
saintly

Verb
en-verb

  1. nonstandard To canonize, to formally recognize someone as a saint.

#:Many wish to see Pope John Paul II sainted immediately.

Translations

Italian: canonizzare, santificare
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Norwegian: kanonisere


French

Etymology
From L. sanctus, holy.

Pronunciation
IPA|/sÉÌ/

Homophones
sein
sain

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. #Noun|saint

See also
sainte

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