Basil (disambiguation)

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The name '''Basil''', from Gk. ''Basileios'', means ''kingly'' or ''royal'' from "basileus" which means ''king''.
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The name '''Basil''', has origins from the male Greek name Βασίλειος ("Basileios"). It is derived from Gr. βασιλεύς a word of pre-Hellenic origin meaning ''kingly'' or ''royal'' from "basileus" which means ''king''. The female version is Bασιλική ("Vasiliki"). 
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In Arabic, the name means ''"brave"'' and the name has been derived in different languages to include: ''Basile'' in French; ''Basilius'' in German; ''Basilio'' in Italian and Spanish and ''Vasil'' in Albanian.
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Basil has many variant forms: Basile, Basilic, Basilides, Basileios, Basilie, Basilio, Basilius, Bazeel, Bazeelius, Bazil, Bazyli, Vasil, Vasile, Vasileos, Vasilije, Vasilios, Vasilios, Vasilius, Vasilus, Vassilis, Vasili, Vassili, Vasily, Vassilij, Vassily and Wassily.
  
==Saints==
 
 
There are several [[saints]] named Basil, including the following:
 
There are several [[saints]] named Basil, including the following:
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===January===
 
===January===
*St. '''[[Basil the Great]]''', Bishop of Caesarea ([[January 1]])
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*'''[[Basil the Great]]''', Bishop of Caesarea ([[January 1]])
*St. [[Basil of Ancyra]], Bishop of Ancyra and martyr ([[January 2]])
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*'''[[Basil of Ancyra]]''', Bishop of Ancyra and 4th century martyr ([[January 2]])
 
*Memory of St. Basil the Great's family ([[January 8]])
 
*Memory of St. Basil the Great's family ([[January 8]])
 
*St. Basil, or St. Eustratios the Wonderworker ([[January 9]])
 
*St. Basil, or St. Eustratios the Wonderworker ([[January 9]])
 
*Miracle of St. Basil the Great ([[January 19]])
 
*Miracle of St. Basil the Great ([[January 19]])
 
 
===February===
 
===February===
*St. Basil the Confessor, Archbishop of Thessaloniki ([[February 1]])
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*Basil the Confessor, Archbishop of Thessaloniki ([[February 1]])
*St. '''[[Basil the Confessor]]''', Bishop of Parium ([[February 28]] and [[April 12]])
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*'''[[Basil the Confessor]]''', Bishop of Parium ([[February 28]] and [[April 12]])
*St. Basil the Martyr ([[February 6]])
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*Basil the Martyr ([[February 6]])
 
===March===
 
===March===
*St. Basil the Martyr ([[March 14]])
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*Basil the Martyr ([[March 14]])
*St. Basil Priest-Martyr ([[March 22]])
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*Basil Priest-Martyr ([[March 22]])
*St. Basil the Young ([[March 26]])
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*Basil the Young ([[March 26]])
 
===April===
 
===April===
*St. [[Basil of Ostrog]], Metropolitan of Zahumlje and Herzegovina (1639-1671) ([[April 29]]) - Serbian
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*'''[[Basil of Ostrog]]''', Metropolitan of Zahumlje and Herzegovina (1639-1671) ([[April 29]]) - (Serbian, Saint Vasilije)
 
===May===
 
===May===
 
No commemorations
 
No commemorations
 
===June===
 
===June===
*St. Basil the Martyr ([[June 17]])
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*Basil the Martyr ([[June 17]])
*St. Basil, Bishop of Patelarias ([[June 22]])
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*Basil, Bishop of Patelarias ([[June 22]])
 
===July===
 
===July===
*St. Basil ([[July 1]])
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*Basil ([[July 1]])
*St. Basil the Martyr ([[July 6]])
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*Basil the Martyr ([[July 6]])
 
===August===
 
===August===
*St. '''[[Basil and Theodore|Basil of the Kiev Caves]]''' ([[August 11]])
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*'''[[Basil and Theodore|Basil of the Kiev Caves]]''' ([[August 11]])
*St. Basil ([[August 16]])
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*Basil ([[August 16]])
*St. '''[[Basil the Blessed]]''', the Fool-for-Christ (Russian) ([[August 2]])
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*'''[[Basil the Blessed]]''', the Fool-for-Christ (Russian) ([[August 2]])
*St. Basil the Macedonian Emperor ([[August 29]])
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*Basil the Macedonian Emperor ([[August 29]])
 
===September===
 
===September===
 
No commemorations
 
No commemorations
 
===October===
 
===October===
*St. Basil, Bishop of Trapezountas ([[October 20]])
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*Basil, Bishop of Trebizond ([[October 20]]), ruled from 1332.
*St. Basil the Martyr ([[October 25]])
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*Basil the Martyr ([[October 25]])
*St. Basil the Martyr ([[October 26]])
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*Basil the Martyr ([[October 26]])
*St. Basil the Martyr ([[October 28]])
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*Basil the Martyr ([[October 28]])
 
===November===
 
===November===
*St. Basil ([[November 18]])
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*Basil ([[November 18]])
*St. Basil the Martyr ([[November 28]])
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*Basil the Martyr ([[November 28]])
*St. Basil the deacon ([[November 28]])
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*Basil the deacon ([[November 28]])
 
===December===
 
===December===
*St. Basil ([[December 15]])
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*Basil ([[December 15]])
 
===No commemoration Date===
 
===No commemoration Date===
*St. Basil of the 300 Alamanous Cyprian martyrs and Bishop No commemoration
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*Basil of the 300 Alamanous Cyprian martyrs and Bishop No commemoration
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== Historical Byzantine emperors ==
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*Basil I the Macedonian, Byzantine E. (811-886, ruled from 867)
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*Basil II Bulgaroktonus, Byzantine E. (958-1025, ruled from 976)
  
==Bishops==
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== Religious Leaders ==
There are also Bishops with this name:
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*[[Basil (Essey) of Wichita]] (1948-Present)
 
*[[Basil (Essey) of Wichita]] (1948-Present)
 
*[[Basil (Osborne) of Amphipolis]] (unknown-Present)
 
*[[Basil (Osborne) of Amphipolis]] (unknown-Present)
 
*[[Basil (Rodzianko) of San Fransisco]] (1915-1999)
 
*[[Basil (Rodzianko) of San Fransisco]] (1915-1999)
  
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== See also ==
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The story of how the Holy Cross of Christ was found in Jerusalem by St. Helen in 3xx.
  
 
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[[Category:Saints]]
 
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The name Basil, has origins from the male Greek name Βασίλειος ("Basileios"). It is derived from Gr. βασιλεύς a word of pre-Hellenic origin meaning kingly or royal from "basileus" which means king. The female version is Bασιλική ("Vasiliki").

In Arabic, the name means "brave" and the name has been derived in different languages to include: Basile in French; Basilius in German; Basilio in Italian and Spanish and Vasil in Albanian.

Basil has many variant forms: Basile, Basilic, Basilides, Basileios, Basilie, Basilio, Basilius, Bazeel, Bazeelius, Bazil, Bazyli, Vasil, Vasile, Vasileos, Vasilije, Vasilios, Vasilios, Vasilius, Vasilus, Vassilis, Vasili, Vassili, Vasily, Vassilij, Vassily and Wassily.

There are several saints named Basil, including the following:

Contents

January

February

March

April

May

No commemorations

June

July

August

September

No commemorations

October

November

December

No commemoration Date

  • Basil of the 300 Alamanous Cyprian martyrs and Bishop No commemoration

Historical Byzantine emperors

  • Basil I the Macedonian, Byzantine E. (811-886, ruled from 867)
  • Basil II Bulgaroktonus, Byzantine E. (958-1025, ruled from 976)

Religious Leaders

See also

The story of how the Holy Cross of Christ was found in Jerusalem by St. Helen in 3xx.

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