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 Pancaste (3 syl.).Pan’darus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pancras (St.).
 
Patron saint of children. He was a noble Roman youth, martyred by Diocle’tian at the age of fourteen (A.D. 304). (See NICHOLAS.)   1
   St. Pancras, in Christian art, is represented as treading on a Saracen and bearing either a stone and sword, OF a book and palm-branch. The allusions are to his hatred of infidelity, and the implements of his martyrdom.   2
 


 Pancaste (3 syl.).Pan’darus. 

 
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