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Eloi (St.)

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Patron saint of artists and smiths. He was a famous worker in gold and silver, and was made Bishop of Noyon in the reign of Dagʹobert. Probably the St. Eloi of Chaucer’s Prioress was St. Louis (St. ʹLoy)        

“Ther was also a nonne, a prioresse,

That of hire smylyng was ful symple and coy!

Hire grettest ooth was but by Seynt Loy.”


Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, Prol. 18–20.

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We find reference to “Seynt Loy” again in verse 7143.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Elizabethan
Ell (Anglo-Saxon eln, an ell)
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Ella, or Alla
Elliot
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Elohim
Elohistic and Jehovistic Scriptures
Eloi (St.)
Eloquent
Elshender
Elsie
Elves
Elvidna
Elvino
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Elvish or Elfish
Elysium
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