or Swith·un

[ swith-in, swith- ]

  1. Saint, died a.d. 862, English ecclesiastic: bishop of Winchester 852?–862.

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How to use Swithin in a sentence

  • On St. Swithin's day we had a heavy fall of rain, some thunder and lightning, and a high wind.

    The British Expedition to the Crimea | William Howard Russell
  • You see, if Swithin Cleveland had been in the ruins that time—you know—he could not possibly have written that letter to Sophia.

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  • This superstition originated with Swithin, or Swithum, bishop of Winchester, who died in the year 868.

    The Rain Cloud | Anonymous
  • But when Swithin was canonized p. 195the monks resolved to remove his body into the choir of the church.

    The Rain Cloud | Anonymous
  • But in these calculations, it is necessary to bear in mind that the change of style has very much interfered with St. Swithin.

    The Rain Cloud | Anonymous

British Dictionary definitions for Swithin



/ (ˈswɪðɪn, ˈswɪθ-) /

  1. Saint. died 862 ad, English ecclesiastic: bishop of Winchester (?852–862). Feast day: July 15

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