[si-bas-chuh n] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. Saint. died ?288 ad, Christian martyr. According to tradition, he was first shot with arrows and then beaten to death. Feast day: Jan 20
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Word Origin and History for sebastian


masc. proper name, from Latin Sebastianus, from Greek Sebastianos, "man of Sebastia," a city in Pontus that was named for Augustus Caesar, first Roman emperor, from Greek sebastos "venerable," a translation of Latin augustus, the epithet of Caesar.

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