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Aloysius

[al-oh-ish-uh s]
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noun
  1. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “famous warrior.”
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  • Is Mr. Aloysius Doyle to be given the contract for the statue or not?

    General John Regan

    George A. Birmingham

  • Aloysius grasped the hand, and shook his head in sad sincerity.

    A Son Of The Sun

    Jack London

  • And all along this devious way he made a man of Aloysius Pankburn.

    A Son Of The Sun

    Jack London

  • Aloysius was of princely blood, but died nursing the sick in the hospital.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • Rather to her surprise, Mr Aloysius Vereker was awake and out of bed.


British Dictionary definitions for aloysius

Aloysius

noun
  1. Saint. full name Aloysius Luigi Gonzaga . 1568–91, Italian Jesuit who died nursing plague victims; the patron saint of youth. Feast day: June 21
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Word Origin and History for aloysius

Aloysius

masc. proper name, from Medieval Latin Aloisius, from Old French Loois (see Louis).

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