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noun (1)

plural -s
: a saint in Muslim countries : a dervish regarded by the people as a saint


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noun (2)

plural -s
: a small clay image from southern France that is used in a Christmas crèche

Word History


Noun (1)

French, from Spanish santón, augmentative of santo saint

Noun (2)

French, from Provençal santoun, literally, little saint, from sant saint, from Late Latin sanctus saint, from Latin, holy

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“Santon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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