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Jerome

[juh-rohm; for 2, 3 also British jer-uh m] /dʒəˈroʊm; for 2, 3 also British ˈdʒɛr əm/
noun
1.
Saint (Eusebius Hieronymus) a.d. c340–420, Christian ascetic and Biblical scholar: chief preparer of the Vulgate version of the Bible.
2.
Jerome K(lapka)
[klap-kuh] /ˈklæp kə/ (Show IPA),
1859–1927, English humorist and playwright.
3.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “sacred name.”.
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Jerome

/dʒəˈrəʊm/
noun
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 and History for j.k. jerome

Jerome

masc. proper name, from French Jérome, from Late Latin Hieronymus, from Greek Hieronymos, literally "holy name," from hieros "holy" (see ire) + onyma, dialectal form of onoma "name" (see name (n.)).

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