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."The Fortune of the Rougons|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for saint anthony
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.