Definition of Denis, St in English:

Denis, St

(also Denys)

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, 9 October.


Denis, St