AskDefine | Define Ignatius

Dictionary Definition

Ignatius n : bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110) [syn: Saint Ignatius, St. Ignatius]

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Latin

Etymology

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Proper noun

  1. A masculine given name.

Extensive Definition

Ignatius can refer to:

People

Saints

Writers

Schools

  • Ignatius Gymnasium, Catholic school in Amsterdam
  • St Ignatius College, Riverview, Jesuit school in Sydney

Literature

  • Ignatius Gallaher, a character from "A Little Cloud," a short story in Dubliners by James Joyce
  • Ignatius J. Reilly, main character from A Confederacy of Dunces, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole

In other languages

Ignatius in Czech: Ignác
Ignatius in German: Ignaz
Ignatius in French: Ignace
Ignatius in Hungarian: Ignác
Ignatius in Dutch: Ignatius
Ignatius in Japanese: イグナティオス
Ignatius in Polish: Ignacy
Ignatius in Portuguese: Inácio
Ignatius in Russian: Игнатий
Ignatius in Slovak: Ignác
Ignatius in Swedish: Ignatius
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