Anthony Definition

ănthə-nē
noun
A masculine name: dim. Tony; var. Antony; equiv. L. Antonius, It. & Sp. Antonio, Fr. Antoine, Ger. & Russ. Anton; fem. Antonia.
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Anthony is a first name that can be given to males, or a surname.
An example of the shortening of the name Anthony is Tony.
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Anthony can be defined as the last name of U.S. suffragist Susan Brownell Anthony who organized the National Woman Suffrage Association.
An example of someone who worked closely with Susan Brownell Anthony for the same cause was Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
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The definition of Anthony can refer to St. Anthony who was an Egyptian hermit.
An example of an accomplishment of St. Anthony was the founding of monasticism.
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(a.d. 251?-356?); Egypt. hermit: founder of Christian monasticism: his day is Jan. 17: called the Great.
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(1195-1231); Franciscan friar in France & Italy, born in Portugal: his day is June 13
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1820-1906; U.S. leader in the movement for women's suffrage.
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pronoun
A male given name, in regular use since the Middle Ages.
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A patronymic surname​.

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A city in Kansas.

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A city in New Mexico.
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A town in Texas.

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Egyptian ascetic monk considered to be the founder of Christian monasticism.
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Origin of Anthony

  • From Latin Antonius, name of a Roman gens (with excrescent -h- suggested by an unetymological assoication with Greek ἄνθος (anthos, “flower”)). The Roman clan name is of uncertain etymology, but is not Greek or Hebrew; most likely of Etruscan origin.

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  • The reference to "Antonius" - swineherd patron and to pigs is especially noteworthy in Anthony from the "Online Etymology Dictionary":

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