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Bartholomew

[bahr-thol-uh-myoo]
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noun
  1. one of the 12 apostles: sometimes called Nathanael. Mark 3:18.
  2. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “son of Talmai.”
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Bartholomew I

noun
  1. Dimitrios Archontonis, born 1940, Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church since 1991.
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Historical Examples

  • Sir Bartholomew kindly allows me to quote him on this subject.

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham

  • Sir Bartholomew gave me no hint about the nature of his confidential business.

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham

  • Sir Bartholomew realized that he was not getting on very fast with Gorman.

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham

  • It is difficult to admit with M. Delisle that Bartholomew was not English.

  • So said Bartholomew the Englishman in the thirteenth century.


British Dictionary definitions for bartholomew

Bartholomew

noun Saint Bartholomew
  1. New Testament one of the twelve apostles (Matthew 10:3). Feast day: Aug 24 or June 11
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Word Origin and History for bartholomew

Bartholomew

masc. proper name, from Old French Barthelemieu, from Latin Bartholomæus, from Greek Bartholomaios, from Aramaic bar Talmay, literally "son of Talmai," from the proper name Talmai, "abounding in furrows." One of the 12 Apostles, his festival is Aug. 24. On this date in 1572 took place the massacre of Protestants in France. Bartholomew Fair was held annually from 1133 to 1855 at West Smithfield.

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