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Theophilus

[ thee-of-uh-luh s ]
/ θiˈɒf ə ləs /
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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 (1 of 2)

Theophilus

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/ (θɪˈɒfɪləs) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for theophilus (2 of 2)

Theophilus

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/ (θɪˈɒfɪləs) /

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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