Des·i·de·ri·us [des-i-deer-ee-uhs], /ˌdɛs ɪˈdɪər i əs/, 1466?–1536, Dutch humanist, scholar, theologian, and writer.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “beloved.”
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How to use Erasmus in a sentence
It remains to be seen if the Catholic church and other authorities complicit in Indigenous oppression will continue to listen to Indigenous communities and help them recover, Erasmus says.What to Know About the Pope’s Visit to Canada and Apology to Indigenous Communities | Anisha Kohli | July 23, 2022 | Time
She gives no nods to the Humanists, like Montaigne, Francis Bacon, Erasmus, or Descartes.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun | Katie Baker | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sorry Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, and Erasmus you must have been just a bad dream.
At any of the participating universities, the Erasmus parties are reputed to be the most multicultural and exciting.
I cannot afford to keep a conscience any more than a carriage,' was worthy of Erasmus, perhaps of Robelais.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He was the friend of several great humanists of the period, including Erasmus; he was in Louvain, evidently, in 1518.A History of the Cambridge University Press | S. C. Roberts
His purity of style was admired by Erasmus, and his works have been translated into most European languages.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
He was a personal friend of Erasmus, whom he induced to visit England.The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]. | Hartley Withers
On occasions the whole school came together to hear the Rector—it was at such times, Erasmus tells us, that he heard Hegius.The Age of Erasmus | P. S. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for Erasmus
Desiderius (ˌdɛzɪˈdɪərɪəs), real name Gerhard Gerhards. ?1466–1536, Dutch humanist, the leading scholar of the Renaissance in northern Europe. He published the first Greek edition of the New Testament in 1516; his other works include the satirical Encomium Moriae (1509); Colloquia (1519), a series of dialogues; and an attack on the theology of Luther, De Libero Arbitrio (1524)
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