Theodore

[ thee-uh-dawr, -dohr ]
/ ˌθi əˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr /
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noun

a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “gift of God.”

Theodore I

noun

died a.d. 649, pope 642–649.

Theodore II

noun

pope a.d. 897.
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British Dictionary definitions for theodore

Theodore I

/ (ˈθiːədɔː) /

noun

called Lascaris. ?1175–1222, Byzantine ruler, who founded a Byzantine state in exile at Nicaea after Constantinople fell to the Crusaders (1204)
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Word Origin and History for theodore

Theodore

masc. proper name, from Latin Theodorus, from Greek Theodoros, literally "gift of god," from theos "god" (see Thea) + doron "gift" (see date (n.1)).

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