Giles



[jahylz] /dʒaɪlz/

noun
1.
Saint, 8th century a.d., Athenian hermit in France.
2.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “shieldbearer.”.
/dʒaɪlz/
noun
1.
Saint. 7th century ad, Greek hermit in France; patron saint of cripples, beggars, and lepers. Feast day: Sept 1
2.
William Ernest Powell. 1835–97, Australian explorer, born in England. He was noted esp for his exploration of the western desert (1875–76)

masc. proper name, from Old French Gilles, from Latin Aegidius, from aegis (see aegis). Often used as a typical name of a simple-minded farmer.

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