Pronounced Pron. EE-ryah:ks
Other Forms FormsAridius, Aregius, Arigius; Arey, Arège, Arige, Yrieix
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 2/21/2009
Possibly a Gallicized form of Aredius. This was the name of a 6th-century Catholic saint born at Limoges, France, also known as Saint Aredius, who served for a time in the court of the Franks and then founded the monastery of Atane in Limousin. The monastery and also the surrounding village of Saint-Yrieux were named in his honor.