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(d. ca. 311 AD). 1. Virgin and martyr of Antioch; said to have preserved her virginity, when her house was surrounded by soldiers during a persecution, by leaping from a window into the sea.

2. Legends of other virgins named Pelagia (e.g., a converted actress of Antioch; a martyr of Tarsus) became interwoven with the story of the martyr of Antioch.

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