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Erastus

[ih-ras-tuh s; German ey rahs-too s] /ɪˈræs təs; German eɪ ˈrɑs tʊs/
noun
1.
Thomas
[tom-uh s;; German toh-mahs] /ˈtɒm əs;; German ˈtoʊ mɑs/ (Show IPA),
1524–83, Swiss-German theologian.
2.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lovable.”.
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masc. proper name, Latin, literally "beloved," from Greek erastos, verbal adjective of eran "to love" (see Eros).

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