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GenderMasculine
UsageGerman
PronouncedPron.UWRS
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Meaning & History

German form of the Latin name Ursus, which meant "bear". Saint Ursus was a 3rd-century soldier in the Theban Legion who was martyred with Saint Victor. He is the patron saint of Solothurn in Switzerland.
Other Languages & CulturesOrso Italian Ursus Late Roman

Categories

bears, martyrs, saints
Entry updated July 28, 2009