j klapka jerome


[juh-rohm; for 2, 3 also British jer-uhm]
Saint (Eusebius Hieronymus) a.d. c340–420, Christian ascetic and Biblical scholar: chief preparer of the Vulgate version of the Bible.
Jerome K(lapka) [klap-kuh] , 1859–1927, English humorist and playwright.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “sacred name.”
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Jerome (dʒəˈrəʊm)
1.  Latin name Eusebius Hieronymus. ?347--?420 ad, Christian monk and scholar, whose outstanding work was the production of the Vulgate. Feast day: Sept 30
2.  Jerome K(lapka). 1859--1927, English humorous writer; author of Three Men in a Boat (1889)

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Word Origin & History

masc. proper name, from Fr. Jérome, from L.L. Hieronymus, from Gk. Hieronymos, lit. "holy name," from hieros "holy" + onyma, dialectal form of onoma "name" (see name).
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