- Saint,died a.d. c250, Christian martyr.
- a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “Christ-bearer.”
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To unwind, Sharp takes long showers, and stops himself from separating his food on his plate as Christopher would.
Sharp has spent so long being Christopher he can just “drop into him and stay in him consistently” before a performance.
"You are quite right: there's not a doubt of it," answered Mr. Christopher.
Christopher stood silent, as if brooding on what he had seen.
"It goes into no lady's house, so far as I understand," said Christopher.
"Now let us fasten up the door I came in by," said Christopher.
"I don't like talking about things before at least they are begun," answered Christopher.
- Saint. 3rd century ad, Christian martyr; patron saint of travellers
Word Origin and History for christopher
masc. proper name, Church Latin Christophoros, from Ecclesiastical Greek khristophoros, literally "Christ-bearing;" from phoros "bearer," from pherein "to carry" (see infer). In medieval legend he was a giant (one of the rare virtuous ones) who aided travellers by carrying them across a river. Medallions with his image worn by travellers are known from the Middle Ages (e.g. Chaucer's Yeoman). Not a common name in medieval England.