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[sahy-luh s] /ˈsaɪ ləs/
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I remember that I tried to walk and talk like Silas Wright after that day.

    The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller
  • Twenty minutes later they were abreast of the Silas P. Young.

    Colorado Jim George Goodchild
  • I began to think she had a prejudice against my uncle Silas.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
  • Jake was helping Silas and it left the girl plenty of time to explore.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • The only article in which Silas dealt, that was not hard, was gingerbread.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • They met Silas coming out as they carried the last basketful from the shed.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • Silas accompanied the condemned men to Tyburn, and saw the gallows for the first time.

  • All this was internal, chiefly, and of course not recognized by Mr. Silas Peckham.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Word Origin and History for Silas

masc. proper name, from Late Latin, from Greek Silas, contraction of Silouanos, transliteration of Latin Silvanus, a name that literally means "living in the woods," from silva "wood" (see sylvan).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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