Examples from the Web for erastus
Two more members of the cast, Erastus Snow and Mrs. Bassett, arrived and went up to prepare.Fair Harbor|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
It did not seem to Erastus that he could hold them up high enough.
Of course, Erastus had not written her; but he must have been busy, and writing was hard work.The heart of happy hollow|Paul Laurence Dunbar
It also carried a real pistol which it pointed at Erastus and told him to hold up his wings.
"His name is Erastus Pronando; we were children together on the island," she answered, in a low voice, with downcast eyes.Anne|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Word Origin and History for erastus
masc. proper name, Latin, literally "beloved," from Greek erastos, verbal adjective of eran "to love" (see Eros).