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GenderMasculine
ScriptsΣαβας Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.SA-bas Spanish
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Meaning & History

From a Greek name which was derived from Hebrew סַבָא (sava') meaning "old man". Saints bearing this name include a 4th-century Gothic martyr, a 5th-century Cappadocian hermit, and a 12th-century archbishop of Serbia who is the patron saint of that country.
VariantSabbas Late Greek
Other Languages & CulturesSava Bulgarian Saba Georgian Savva Russian Sava Serbian

Categories

palindromes, saints
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute