Seven champions of Christendom

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Seven champions of Christendom St George for England, St Andrew for Scotland, St Patrick for Ireland, St David for Wales, St Denis for France, St James for Spain, St Anthony for Italy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. seofon; Dut. zeven, Ger. sieben, Goth. sibun, Gr. hepta, L. septem.

Usage

In literature:

Insult the Bourgeois and he will fight with the seven champions of Christendom!
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
Seven champions of Christendom, 418.
"Notes & Queries, Index of Volume 1" by Various
The Seven Champions of Christendom, indeed!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
Then some scholars had 'The Seven Champions of Christendom,' others 'St.
"English As We Speak It in Ireland" by P. W. Joyce
George of Merry England was the youngest and the bravest of the seven champions of Christendom.
"Georgina of the Rainbows" by Annie Fellows Johnston
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