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[pa-trik] /ˈpæ trɪk/

Saint, a.d. 389?–461? British missionary and bishop in Ireland: patron saint of Ireland.
(Curtis) Lester, 1883–1960, Canadian ice-hockey player and manager, in the U.S. after 1926.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “patrician.”.
Saint. 5th century ad, Christian missionary in Ireland, probably born in Britain; patron saint of Ireland. Feast day: March 17

masc. proper name, from Old Irish Patraicc (Irish Padraig), from Latin Patricius, literally “a patrician” (see patrician). As a given name, chiefly in northern England and Scotland, in Ireland only a popular name after 1600, due probably to the Scots settlers in Ulster. [Reaney]


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