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[ an-tuh-nee for 1, 2; an-thuh-nee for 3; an-thuh-nee or, esp. British, -tuh- for 4 ]
/ ˈæn tə ni for 1, 2; ˈæn θə ni for 3; ˈæn θə ni or, esp. British, -tə- for 4 /


Antony, Mark.
Saint,a.d. 251?–356?, Egyptian hermit: founder of Christian monasticism.
Susan Brow·nell [brou-nel] /ˈbraʊ nɛl/, 1820–1906, U.S. reformer and suffragist.
a male given name: from Latin Antonius, a family name.


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Examples from the Web for saint anthony

  • She was no longer fifteen, she would be seventy-three on Saint-Anthony's day.

    L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
  • A new and original attraction had been stationed outside the Saint-Anthony's Pig for the last few days.

    Fantmas|Pierre Souvestre
  • Aristide called his adversary "brother Judas," or "slave of Saint-Anthony."

British Dictionary definitions for saint anthony


/ (ˈæntənɪ) /


Saint. ?251–?356 ad, Egyptian hermit, commonly regarded as the founder of Christian monasticism. Feast day: Jan 17
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Word Origin and History for saint anthony


masc. proper name, from Latin Antonius, name of a Roman gens (with excrescent -h- probably suggested by many Greek loan words beginning anth-, e.g. anthros "flower," anthropos "man"); St. Anthony (4c.), Egyptian hermit, patron saint of swineherds, to whom one of each litter was usually vowed, hence Anthony for "smallest pig of the litter (1660s; in condensed form tantony pig from 1590s). St. Anthony's Fire (1520s), popular name for erysipelas, is said to be so called from the tradition that those who sought his intercession recovered from that distemper during a fatal epidemic in 1089.

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