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[si-bas-chuh n] /sɪˈbæs tʃən/
Saint, died a.d. 288? Roman martyr.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • He had drawn attention to the life of Sebastian Bach and his congeners.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • Sebastian suggests that it will be better for Alonso to go to sleep while he can.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8 Charles H. Sylvester
  • Sebastian's scientific coolness and calmness have long been the admiration of younger practitioners.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • Sebastian means that the next time he will carry his purpose through.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8 Charles H. Sylvester
  • Sebastian had always been of an excitable and impulsive temperament; a liquid temperament.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
British Dictionary definitions for Sebastian


Saint. died ?288 ad, Christian martyr. According to tradition, he was first shot with arrows and then beaten to death. Feast day: Jan 20
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Sebastian

masc. proper name, from Latin Sebastianus, from Greek Sebastianos, "man of Sebastia," a city in Pontus that was named for Augustus Caesar, first Roman emperor, from Greek sebastos "venerable," a translation of Latin augustus, the epithet of Caesar.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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