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noun

an early Christian disciple and companion of Paul, a physician and probably a gentile: traditionally believed to be the author of the third Gospel and the Acts.
the third Gospel.
a male given name: from the Greek word meaning “man of Lucania.”

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Luke
/ (luːk) /

noun New Testament

Saint Luke a fellow worker of Paul and a physician (Colossians 4:14). Feast day: Oct 18
the third Gospel, traditionally ascribed to Luke

Other words from Luke

Related adjective: Lucan
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