Polycarp
biographical name Saint 2d century Christian martyr & Apostolic Father; bishop of Smyrna

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Polycarp — [päl′i kärp΄] Saint (2d cent. A.D. ); Gr. bishop of Smyrna: Christian martyr: his day is Feb. 23 …   English World dictionary

  • Polycarp — Infobox Saint name= Saint Polycarp birth date= ca. 69 death date= ca. 155 feast day= February 23 (formerly January 26) venerated in= Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic Churches, Eastern Orthodox Church, Anglican Communion, Lutheran Church… …   Wikipedia

  • Polycarp — Polykarp bzw. Polycarp ist ein männlicher Vorname. Der Name ist griechisch und bedeutet „der viel Frucht Bringende“. Bekannte Namensträger Polykarp von Smyrna (ca. 69 – ca. 155), Bischof von Smyrna, Heiliger und Märtyrer Polykarp I. († 89),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Polycarp — (c. 69–c. 155)    Saint and Bishop.    Little is known of the life of Polycarp. He was the Bishop of Smyrna in Asia Minor and was a determined opponent of heresy. He is remembered as an important link between the world of the first generation… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Polycarp — noun Greek bishop of Smyrna who refused to recant his Christian faith and was burned to death by pagans (circa 69 155) • Syn: ↑Saint Polycarp, ↑St. Polycarp • Hypernyms: ↑martyr * * * /pol ee kahrp /, n. Saint, A.D. 69? 155, bishop of Smyrna and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polycarp — /pol ee kahrp /, n. Saint, A.D. 69? 155, bishop of Smyrna and a Christian martyr. * * * …   Universalium

  • POLYCARP —    bishop of Smyrna, one of the early Fathers of the Church, a disciple of the Apostles and in particular of St. John; was for nearly 70 years bishop, and suffered martyrdom for refusing to renounce Christ, after having served Him, as he said,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • POLYCARP — (1st century)    early CHRISTIAN writer and MARTYR who provided a link between the APOSTLES and the EARLY CHURCH …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Polycarp — Pol•y•carp [[t]ˈpɒl iˌkɑrp[/t]] n. big Saint, a.d. 69?–155, bishop of Smyrna and a Christian martyr …   From formal English to slang

  • Polycarp — /ˈpɒlikap/ (say poleekahp) noun Saint, 69?–155, bishop of Smyrna and Christian martyr …   Australian English dictionary

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