meaning of Anthony

Anthony meaning in Names Dictionary

Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Male

Anthony meaning in Etymology Dictionary

masc. appropriate title, from Latin Antonius, name of a Roman gens (with excrescent -h- probably suggested by many Greek loan words starting anth-, particularly anthros "flower," anthropos "man"); St. Anthony (4c.), Egyptian hermit, patron saint of swineherds, to who among each litter ended up being typically vowed, therefore Anthony for "tiniest pig regarding the litter (1660s; in condensed kind tantony pig from 1590s). St. Anthony's Fire (1520s), well-known name for erysipelas, is considered so named from the tradition that those just who desired their intercession recovered from that distemper during a fatal epidemic in 1089.

Anthony meaning in General Dictionary

Roman general under Julius Caesar within the Gallic conflicts; repudiated their wife the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; these people were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)

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  • usa suffragist (1820-1906)

Sentence Examples with the word Anthony

The city's charitable institutions consist of two general hospitals, each of which has a training school for nurses; a municipal hospital, an orphan asylum, a home for the friendless, two old folks' homes, and a bureau of charities; here, also, on a bluff, within a large enclosure and overlooking both lake and city, is the state soldiers' and sailors' home, and near by is a monument erected to the memory of General Anthony Wayne, who died here on the 15th of December 1796.

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