Definition of Denis, St. in English:

Denis, St.

(also Denys)

Pronunciation /ˈdenis/ /dəˈnē/ /ˌseɪnt ˈdɛnɪs/

proper noun

  • (died c.250), Italian-born French bishop; patron saint of France; Roman name Dionysius. According to tradition, he was one of a group of seven missionaries sent from Rome to convert Gaul; he became bishop of Paris and was martyred in the reign of the emperor Valerian. Feast day, October 9.