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Giles

[ jahylz ]
/ dʒaɪlz /
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noun

Saint, 8th century a.d., Athenian hermit in France.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “shieldbearer.”

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Giles
/ (dʒaɪlz) /

noun

Saint. 7th century ad, Greek hermit in France; patron saint of cripples, beggars, and lepers. Feast day: Sept 1
William Ernest Powell. 1835–97, Australian explorer, born in England. He was noted esp for his exploration of the western desert (1875–76)
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