Sylvester

[ sil-ves-ter ]
/ sɪlˈvɛs tər /
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noun

a male given name.

Definition for sylvester (2 of 3)

Sylvester I

or Silvester I


noun

Saint,died a.d. 335, pope 314–335.

Definition for sylvester (3 of 3)

Sylvester II

or Silvester II


noun

Gerbert, died 1003, French ecclesiastic: pope 999–1003.
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British Dictionary definitions for sylvester

Sylvester II

/ (sɪlˈvɛstə) /

noun

original name Gerbert of Aurillac. c. 940–1003 ad, French ecclesiastic and scholar; pope (999–1003): noted for his achievements in mathematics and astronomy
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Word Origin and History for sylvester

Sylvester


masc. proper name, from Latin, literally "woody, sylvan, rural," from Latin silvester, from Latin silva "wood, forest" (see sylvan). St. Sylvester's Day is Dec. 31.

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