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Headword: *bonifa/tios
Adler number: beta,379
Translated headword: Boniphatios, Bonifatius, Boniface
Vetting Status: high
[no gloss]
Greek Original:
Transliteration of a Latin name: a Roman general (d. 432 CE) active in N Africa. See generally PLRE 2.237-40, under Boniface(3); OCD(4) p.239. Or perhaps a saint of this name: Boniface of Tarsus is commemorated for his martyrdom in the reign of Diocletian (sermon by Ephraim the Syrian), and Socrates' Ecclesastical History mentions Boniface I as bishop of Rome (4th century).
cf. ps.-Herodian 8, and (according to Adler) the Ambrosian Lexicon.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 June 2002@20:32:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 2 September 2002@06:20:25.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes, added keyword, raised status) on 24 February 2011@22:50:06.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 31 May 2012@07:59:35.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, added keyword) on 29 June 2012@01:44:50.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@05:41:52.
David Whitehead on 21 September 2015@07:53:53.


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