Theophilus

[thee-of-uh-luh s]
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noun

a walled plain in the 4th quadrant of the face of the moon: about 65 miles (105 km) in diameter.
a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for theophilus

Theophilus

1

noun

a conspicuous crater in the SE quadrant of the moon, 100 kilometres in diameter

Word Origin for Theophilus

after Theophilus (died 842 ad), Byzantine emperor and patron of learning

Theophilus

2

noun

died 842 ad, Byzantine emperor (829–42); a patron of learning and supporter of iconoclasm
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Word Origin and History for theophilus

Theophilus

masc. proper name, Greek Theophilos, literally "dear to God; loved by the gods," from theos "god" (see Thea) + philos "loved, beloved" (see -phile).

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