- a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “of the woodland.”
or Silvester I
- Saint,died a.d. 335, pope 314–335.
or Silvester II
- Gerbert, died 1003, French ecclesiastic: pope 999–1003.
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"I choose Miss Silvester," she said—with a special emphasis laid on the name.
A flush appeared on the delicate paleness of Miss Silvester's face.
As he made the reply, Miss Silvester appeared at the entrance to the summer-house.
Have you heard what Blanche has been saying to me about Miss Silvester?
- original name Gerbert of Aurillac. c. 940–1003 ad, French ecclesiastic and scholar; pope (999–1003): noted for his achievements in mathematics and astronomy
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