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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "The Council exists, and with it the obligation it imposes," replied Thaddeus.

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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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