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Luke

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noun
  1. an early Christian disciple and companion of Paul, a physician and probably a gentile: traditionally believed to be the author of the third Gospel and the Acts.
  2. the third Gospel.
  3. a male given name: from the Greek word meaning “man of Lucania.”
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Luke

noun New Testament
  1. Saint Luke a fellow worker of Paul and a physician (Colossians 4:14). Feast day: Oct 18
  2. the third Gospel, traditionally ascribed to Luke
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Related formsRelated adjective: Lucan
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Word Origin and History for luke

adj.

obsolete except in lukewarm (late 14c.), from Middle English leuk "tepid" (c.1200), of unknown origin; perhaps from Middle Dutch or Old Frisian leuk "tepid, weak," or from Old English hleowe (adv.) "warm," all from Proto-Germanic *khlewaz (see lee).

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Luke

masc. proper name, from Latin Lucas (Greek Loukas), contraction of Lucanus literally "of Lucania," district in Lower Italy, home of the Lucani, a branch of the Sabelline race.

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