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Ternan [St Ternan] (fl. 6th–7th cent.), holy man

Alan Macquarrie

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/27140

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Ternan [St Ternan] (fl. 6th–7th cent.), holy man, was an obscure saint venerated mainly in north-east Scotland. His feast day, 12 June, is the same as that of the (equally obscure) Irish St Torannán. The two may well be identical, since the Irish martyrologies describe him as living '...

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Subjects: Early Christianity ; History of Christianity ; Christianity

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