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Luke

[look] /luk/
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

/luːk/
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
related
adjective Lucan
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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).

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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