Swithin


Swithin
(d. 862)
   Saint and Bishop.
   Little is known of the life of Swithin. He was a Bishop of Winchester and seems to have been an advisor of King Egbert of Wessex. He is known for the legend that if it rains on St Swithin’s Day (15 July), then it will continue to rain for the following forty days.
   F. Bussby, Saint Swithin (1971);
   Aelfric, Lives of Three English Saints, edited by G.I. Needham (1966).

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  • Swithin — /swidh in, swith /, n. Saint, died A.D. 862, English ecclesiastic: bishop of Winchester 852? 862. Also, Swithun. * * * …   Universalium

  • SWITHIN, ST. —    bishop of Winchester from 852 to 862; was buried by his own request in Winchester Churchyard, where passers by might tread above his head, and the dews of heaven fall on his grave. On his canonisation, a century after, the chapter resolved to… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Swithin — /ˈswɪðən/ (say swidhuhn) noun Saint, died 862 AD, English bishop …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Swithin's Alley —    See Sweeting s Alley …   Dictionary of London


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