Saint–boniface



a city in SE Manitoba, in S central Canada: suburb of Winnipeg.
Saint (Wynfrith) a.d. 680?–755? English monk who became a missionary in Germany.
a jovial innkeeper in George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem.
(lowercase) any landlord or innkeeper.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “doer of good.”.
Saint, died a.d. 422, pope 418–422.
Saint, pope a.d. 608–615.
noun
Saint. original name Wynfrith. ?680–?755 ad, Anglo-Saxon missionary: archbishop of Mainz (746–755). Feast day: June 5

Contrary to the common opinion, this name derives not from Latin bonifacius ‘well-doer,’ but from bonifatius, from bonum ‘good’ and fatum ‘fate.’ The change to Bonifacius was due to pronunciation and from this was deduced a false etymology. Bonifatius is frequent on Latin inscriptions. Bonifacius is found only twice and these late (Thesaurus) [“Dictionary of English Surnames”]

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