Alexander (disambiguation)

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The name '''Alexander''' masc. proper name, from L., from Gk. Alexandros "defender of men," from alexein "to ward off, keep off, turn (something) away, defend, protect" + aner (gen. andros) "man." The first element is related to Gk. alke "protection, help, strength, power, courage," alkimos "strong;" cf. also Skt. raksati "protects," O.E. ealgian "to defend."
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The name ''''Alexander'''' masc. proper name, from L., from Gk. ''Alexandros'' "defender of men," from ''alexein'' "to ward off, keep off, turn (something) away, defend, protect" + ''aner'' (gen. andros) "man." The first element is related to Gk. alke "protection, help, strength, power, courage," alkimos "strong;" cf. also Skt. raksati "protects," O.E. ealgian "to defend.". ''See also disambiguation of the name ''''[[Alexis (disambiguation)|Alexis]]''''
  
 
There are several [[saints]] with this name:
 
There are several [[saints]] with this name:
 
 
*St. Alexander, Archbishop of Jerusalem ([[May 16]])
 
*St. Alexander, Archbishop of Jerusalem ([[May 16]])
 
*St. Alexander, Archbishop of Alexandreia ([[May 29]])
 
*St. Alexander, Archbishop of Alexandreia ([[May 29]])
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*St. Alexander, the Martyr from Pidni ([[March 14]]) Gr. ο εν Πίδνη
 
*St. Alexander, the Martyr from Pidni ([[March 14]]) Gr. ο εν Πίδνη
 
*St. Alexander, the Martyr ([[April 1]])
 
*St. Alexander, the Martyr ([[April 1]])
*St. Alexander, the Martyr (a) ([[April 10]])
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*St. Alexander, the Martyr (A) ([[April 10]])
*St. Alexander, the Martyr (b) ([[April 10]])
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*St. Alexander, the Martyr (B) ([[April 10]])
*St. Alexander, the Martyr (a) ([[May 14]])
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*St. Alexander, the Martyr (A) ([[May 14]])
*St. Alexander, the Martyr (b) ([[May 14]])
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*St. Alexander, the Martyr (B) ([[May 14]])
 
*St. Alexander, the Martyr ([[May 20]])
 
*St. Alexander, the Martyr ([[May 20]])
 
*St. Alexander of Thessaloniki the New-Martyr ([[May 26]])
 
*St. Alexander of Thessaloniki the New-Martyr ([[May 26]])
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*St. Alexander founder of Russia ([[August 30]])
 
*St. Alexander founder of Russia ([[August 30]])
 
*St. Alexander, Patriarch of Constantinople ([[August 30]])
 
*St. Alexander, Patriarch of Constantinople ([[August 30]])
*St. Alexander, the Martyr (a) ([[September 28]])
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*St. Alexander, the Martyr (A) ([[September 28]])
*St. Alexander, the Martyr (b) ([[September 28]])
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*St. Alexander, the Martyr (B) ([[September 28]])
 
*St. Alexander, the Martyr ([[October 30]])
 
*St. Alexander, the Martyr ([[October 30]])
 
*St. Alexander, the Martyr from Thessaloniki ([[November 7]])
 
*St. Alexander, the Martyr from Thessaloniki ([[November 7]])

Revision as of 17:09, April 6, 2008

The name 'Alexander' masc. proper name, from L., from Gk. Alexandros "defender of men," from alexein "to ward off, keep off, turn (something) away, defend, protect" + aner (gen. andros) "man." The first element is related to Gk. alke "protection, help, strength, power, courage," alkimos "strong;" cf. also Skt. raksati "protects," O.E. ealgian "to defend.". See also disambiguation of the name 'Alexis'

There are several saints with this name:

  • St. Alexander, Archbishop of Jerusalem (May 16)
  • St. Alexander, Archbishop of Alexandreia (May 29)
  • St. Alexander, Bishop of Thessaloniki (May 28 and final Sunday after Easter)
  • St. Alexander, Bishop of Mithimna (November 30)
  • St. Alexander, Priest-Martyr (May 13)
  • St. Alexander, Priest-Martyr and Bishop of Prousa (June 9)
  • St. Alexander the Bishop, Priest-Martyr (October 22)
  • St. Alexander, Priest-Martyr and Archbishop of Jerusalem (December 12)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (February 25)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (February 27)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (March 9)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (March 14)
  • St. Alexander, Pope of Rome (March 16)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr from Pidni (March 14) Gr. ο εν Πίδνη
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (April 1)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (A) (April 10)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (B) (April 10)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (A) (May 14)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (B) (May 14)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (May 20)
  • St. Alexander of Thessaloniki the New-Martyr (May 26)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (June 10)
  • St. “Alexander the Doctor”, Martyr (July 25), see also St. Saktos (Gr. Σάκτος)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (August 1)
  • St. Alexander of Ikonio (August 21), Gr. εν Ίκονίω
  • St. Alexander founder of Russia (August 30)
  • St. Alexander, Patriarch of Constantinople (August 30)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (A) (September 28)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (B) (September 28)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (October 30)
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr from Thessaloniki (November 7)
  • St. Alexander the Russian (November 23), Gr. δούξ, Ρώσος
  • St. Alexander, the Martyr (November 24)
  • St. Alexander, Virgin-Martyr (December 17 and July 9)
  • St. Alexander (December 29), see also the Bio of St. Markellos.
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