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[juh-rohm; for 2, 3 also British jer-uh m] /dʒəˈroʊm; for 2, 3 also British ˈdʒɛr əm/
Saint (Eusebius Hieronymus) a.d. c340–420, Christian ascetic and Biblical scholar: chief preparer of the Vulgate version of the Bible.
Jerome K(lapka)
[klap-kuh] /ˈklæp kə/ (Show IPA),
1859–1927, English humorist and playwright.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “sacred name.”. Unabridged
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  • Augustine, Ambrose, Gregory, and Jerome—being the favourite subjects.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • "Give it to me then, and I'll take it in to her," said Jerome.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • But Jerome and the New Testament remained his chief occupation.

  • His edition of the Letters of Jerome was published by Froben in 1516 (see p. 90).

  • Don Juan had never read a line of the works of Jerome or Augustine.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for Jerome


Latin name Eusebius Hieronymus. ?347–?420 ad, Christian monk and scholar, whose outstanding work was the production of the Vulgate. Feast day: Sept 30
Jerome K(lapka). 1859–1927, English humorous writer; author of Three Men in a Boat (1889)
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Word Origin and History for Jerome

masc. proper name, from French Jérome, from Late Latin Hieronymus, from Greek Hieronymos, literally "holy name," from hieros "holy" (see ire) + onyma, dialectal form of onoma "name" (see name (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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