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UsageItalian
PronouncedPron.fre-DYA-no
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Meaning & History

Italian form of the Roman name Frigidianus, which was derived from Latin frigidus "cold". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish bishop who made a pilgrimage to Rome and settled as a hermit on Mount Pisano.
Other Languages & CulturesFrigidianus Late Roman

Images

San Frediano Changing the Course of the Serchio (detail) by Filippo Lippi (1438)San Frediano Changing the Course of the Serchio (detail) by Filippo Lippi (1438)

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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute