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[thad-ee-uh s] /ˈθæd i əs/
one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:3.
a male given name: from an Aramaic word meaning “praise.”. Unabridged
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  • Thaddeus Kosciusko, the famous Polish general, died in Switzerland; one of the noblest characters of his age.

  • The death of Thaddeus Stevens, in 1868, had left the House without a master.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • Not essentially different, but harsher, was Thaddeus Stevens's plans for treating the South as a conquered foreign province.

    The Sequel of Appomattox Walter Lynwood Fleming
  • Thaddeus Stevens received me with as much civility as he was capable of.

  • Thaddeus Gallagher was without doubt peering at the motor-car through a corner of the window.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
British Dictionary definitions for Thaddeus


(New Testament) one of the 12 apostles (Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18), traditionally identified with Jude
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Thaddeus

masc. proper name, from Latin Thaddaeus, from Greek Thaddaios, from Talmudic Hebrew Tadday.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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