[klem-uh nt] /ˈklɛm ənt/
a male given name.
(of the weather) mild
mid-15c., “mild,” of persons (attested from early 13c. as a surname), from Old French clement, from Latin clementem (nominative clemens) “mild, placid, gentle” (see clemency). Of weather, 1620s. Taken as a name by several early popes and popular in England as a masculine given name from mid-12c., also in fem. form Clemence.
mild, a Christian of Philippi, Paul’s “fellow-labourer,” whose name he mentions as “in the book of life” (Phil. 4:3). It was an opinion of ancient writers that he was the Clement of Rome whose name is well known in church history, and that he was the author of an Epistle to the Corinthians, the only known manuscript of which is appended to the Alexandrian Codex, now in the British Museum. It is of some historical interest, and has given rise to much discussion among critics. It makes distinct reference to Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians.
- Clement VI
noun 1. (Pierre Roger) 1291–1352, French ecclesiastic: pope 1342–52.
- Clement VIII
noun 1. (Ippolito Aldobrandini) 1536–1605, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1592–1605.
- Clement X
noun 1. (Emilio Altieri) 1590–1676, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1670–76.
- Clement XI
noun 1. (Giovanni Francesco Albani) 1649–1721, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1700–21.