[ih-ras-tuh s; German ey rahs-too s]
- Thom·as [tom-uh s; German toh-mahs] /ˈtɒm əs; German ˈtoʊ mɑs/, 1524–83, Swiss-German theologian.
- a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lovable.”
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Examples from the Web for erastus
That's Erastus Beebe's store and Ras is a good friend of mine.
"It's signed by that Mr. Galushy Bangs of yours," explained Erastus.
Erastus, the cook, was as usual about that hour as busy as a bee.Air Service Boys Flying for Victory
Charles Amory Beach
I preached in the forenoon, and Erastus Snow and others in the afternoon.The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt
Parley Parker Pratt
Address her as Mrs. Erastus Smith if Erastus is her husbands name.The Magazine Style-Code
Leigh H. Irvine
Word Origin and History for erastus
masc. proper name, Latin, literally "beloved," from Greek erastos, verbal adjective of eran "to love" (see Eros).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper