Swithin, Saint

Swithin, Saint
Bishop of Winchester (d. 862). One of the two trusted counsellors of Egbert, King of the West Saxons

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  • Saint Swithin's Day — may refer to:* the feast day of Saint Swithun * St. Swithin s Day (comics), written by Grant Morrison * St. Swithin s Day, a song by Billy Bragg …   Wikipedia

  • Swithin — von Winchester, auch Swithun oder Svithun (* um 800 in Hampshire; † 2. Juli 862 in Winchester) ist der Name eines englischen Heiligen der römisch katholischen Kirche (2. Juli) und der anglikanischen Kirche (15. Juli). Swithin stammte aus einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Saint Swithun — Saint Swithin or Swithun may refer to:*Swithun of Winchester (d.862) *Saint Swithin Wells, executed during the reign of Elizabeth I of England (d.1591) …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Swithin's Day — Saint Swith|in s Day July 15th. According to an old British tradition, if it rains on Saint Swithin s Day it will rain for the next 40 days …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Swithin — or Swithun [swith′ən, swith′ən] Saint (A.D. 800? 862?); Eng. prelate: his day is July 15 …   English World dictionary

  • Saint Swithun’s day, if thou be fair, for forty days it will remain; Saint Swithun’s day, if thou bring rain, for forty days it will remain — St. Swithun (or Swithin) was a bishop of Winchester. He died in 862 and his feast day is 15 July. The association of St. Swithun with persistent rain is at least as old as the early 14th century MS 27 in Emmanuel College, Cambridge (fo. 163;… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Swithin — (d. 862)    Saint and Bishop.    Little is known of the life of Swithin. He was a Bishop of Winchester and seems to have been an advisor of King Egbert of Wessex. He is known for the legend that if it rains on St Swithin’s Day (15 July), then it… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Saint Swithin's Day — ▪ weather folklore       (July 15), one of the several days from which, in folklore, the weather for a subsequent period is dictated. In popular belief, if it rains on St. Swithin s Day, it will rain for 40 days, but, if it is fair, 40 days of… …   Universalium

  • Swithin — Swith|in, Saint , Swithun →↑Saint Swithin s Day …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Swithin — /swidh in, swith /, n. Saint, died A.D. 862, English ecclesiastic: bishop of Winchester 852? 862. Also, Swithun. * * * …   Universalium

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