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Polycarp, St Line breaks: St Poly|carp
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlɪkɑːp/

Definition of Polycarp, St in English:

( Circa 69-circa 155), Greek bishop of Smyrna in Asia Minor. The leading Christian figure in Smyrna, he was arrested during a pagan festival, refused to recant his faith, and was burnt to death. Feast day, 23 February.

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