Usage Late Roman
Other Forms FormsHemeterius, Emetherius
Latin form of the Greek name EMITHERIOS. It is the name of a Roman legionary who was martyred with his friend or brother CELEDONIUS around 300 CE and is now a Catholic Saint. They are the patron saints of the city of Calahorra, La Rioja, where they are purported to have died. The city of Santander in Cantabria, Spain is named after him.