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  1. Vitus, St. Vitusnoun

    Christian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300)

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  1. Vitusnoun

    A male given name from Latin.

    Etymology: Name of an early martyr, Late Latin Vitus, of uncertain origin; possibly from a Thracian word meaning "a person from Bithynia". By folk etymology associated with Latin vita ("life") .

  2. Vitusnoun

    A lake in Alaska.

    Etymology: Name of an early martyr, Late Latin Vitus, of uncertain origin; possibly from a Thracian word meaning "a person from Bithynia". By folk etymology associated with Latin vita ("life") .

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  1. Vitus

    Saint Vitus,according to Christian legend, was a Christian saint from Sicily. He died as a martyr during the persecution of Christians by co-ruling Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian in 303. Vitus is counted as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers of the Roman Catholic Church. Saint Vitus' Day is celebrated on 15 June. In places where the Julian Calendar is used, this date coincides, in the 20th and 21st centuries, with 28 June on the Gregorian Calendar. In the late Middle Ages, people in Germany and countries such as Latvia celebrated the feast of Vitus by dancing before his statue. This dancing became popular and the name "Saint Vitus Dance" was given to the neurological disorder Sydenham's chorea. It also led to Vitus being considered the patron saint of dancers and of entertainers in general. Vitus is considered the patron saint of actors, comedians, dancers, and epileptics. He is also said to protect against lightning strikes, animal attacks and oversleeping, and is the patron saint of Bohemia. Vitus is the patron saint of the city of Rijeka in Croatia, the towns of Ciminna in Sicily, Forio on the Island of Ischia, in Campania, Italy, the contrada of San Vito, in Torella dei Lombardi, in Avellino, Italy, the town of Winschoten in the Netherlands, and the town of St. Vith located in Belgium.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vitus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vitus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • inga_a
    All these definitions and talk about a saint called it and you forget Vitus Bering who had the Berings ocean named after him. More likely the lake in Alaska is named after him therefore
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