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Patrick

[ pa-trik ]
/ ˈpæ trɪk /
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noun

Saint, a.d. 389?–461?, British missionary and bishop in Ireland: patron saint of Ireland.
(Curtis) Lester, 1883–1960, Canadian ice-hockey player and manager, in the U.S. after 1926.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “patrician.”

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Patrick
/ (ˈpætrɪk) /

noun

Saint. 5th century ad, Christian missionary in Ireland, probably born in Britain; patron saint of Ireland. Feast day: March 17
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