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Jowett

[ jou-it ]
/ ˈdʒaʊ ɪt /
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noun

Benjamin, 1817–93, English educator and Greek scholar.

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Jowett
/ (ˈdʒaʊɪt) /

noun

Benjamin. 1817–93, British classical scholar and educator: translated the works of Plato
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