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

Bartholomew I

(Dimitrios Archontonis) born 1940, Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church since 1991. Unabridged
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  • Afterwards it was held by the heirs of Bartholomew de Fontibus.

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  • For three days the Saint Bartholomew of vegetation continued.

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  • I live at 1012 Bartholomew, but, gee, that was 23 years ago that they lived there.

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  • He was a Huguenot, and nearly perished in the Bartholomew massacre.

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  • James and Bartholomew, 1538; and the town damaged by a sea-storm.

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  • Oh yes, I know it is Miss Bartholomew, and have known all the time.

  • Bartholomew had done his watching and smelling, likewise; he had made all he could be expected to of that limited enjoyment.

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

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  • He was the eldest of three brothers, the others being Bartholomew and Diego.

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  • So said Bartholomew the Englishman in the thirteenth century.

British Dictionary definitions for Bartholomew


noun Saint Bartholomew
(New Testament) one of the twelve apostles (Matthew 10:3). Feast day: Aug 24 or June 11
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Bartholomew in the Bible

son of Tolmai, one of the twelve apostles (Matt. 10:3; Acts 1:13); generally supposed to have been the same as Nathanael. In the synoptic gospels Philip and Bartholomew are always mentioned together, while Nathanael is never mentioned; in the fourth gospel, on the other hand, Philip and Nathanael are similarly mentioned together, but nothing is said of Bartholomew. He was one of the disciples to whom our Lord appeared at the Sea of Tiberias after his resurrection (John 21:2). He was also a witness of the Ascension (Acts 1:4, 12, 13). He was an "Israelite indeed" (John 1:47).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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