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Saint, 1033–1109, archbishop of Canterbury: scholastic theologian and philosopher.
Also, Ansel
[an-suh l, -sel] /ˈæn səl, -sɛl/ (Show IPA). a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “divine” and “helmet.”.
Historical Examples

Anselm was sorely unwilling to accept the office; he believed that the king would recover, and he knew his evil heart.
The English Church in the Middle Ages William Hunt

“These things lie not in human knowledge,” replied Father Anselm.
The Dragon of Wantley Owen Wister

We have two interesting letters of Anselm, written apparently about 1100.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s Life of St. Malachy of Armagh H. J. Lawlor

Of course, I know that is the only way to get rid of it, if Father Anselm said so.
The Dragon of Wantley Owen Wister

Lewin glanced quickly at Anselm, and then turned to Oswald, waiting more.
The Serf Guy Thorne

It was he who prevailed upon the Pope to canonize Archbishop Anselm.
The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]. Hartley Withers

With the abstract side of the question, however, Anselm was not concerned.
The English Church in the Middle Ages William Hunt

Who is the magistrate, and what are Father Anselm and this learned doctor!
A Word Only A Word, Complete Georg Ebers

Anselm was sustained by the power of conscience, by an imperative sense of duty, by allegiance to his spiritual head.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume V John Lord

Anselm wanted the authority of the Pope to check vice and disorder.
A Student’s History of England, v. 1 (of 3) Samuel R. Gardiner.

Saint. 1033–1109, Italian Benedictine monk; archbishop of Canterbury (1093–1109): one of the founders of scholasticism; author of Cur Deus Homo? (Why did God become Man?). Feast day: Aug 21

masc. proper name, from Latin Anselmus, from Old High German Ansehelm, literally “having a divine helmet,” from ansi “god” (see Asgard) + helm (see helm (n.2)).


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