Erastus

[ih-ras-tuh s; German ey rahs-too s]
noun
  1. Thom·as [tom-uh s; German toh-mahs] /ˈtɒm əs; German ˈtoʊ mɑs/, 1524–83, Swiss-German theologian.
  2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lovable.”
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Erastus

masc. proper name, Latin, literally "beloved," from Greek erastos, verbal adjective of eran "to love" (see Eros).

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