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Matthias

[muh-thahy-uh s] /məˈθaɪ əs/
noun
1.
a disciple chosen to take the place of Judas Iscariot as one of the apostles. Acts 1:23–26.
2.
1557–1619, king of Hungary 1608–18; king of Bohemia 1611–17; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1612–19 (son of Maximilian II).
3.
Also, Matthyas. a male given name, form of Matthew.
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Matthias

/məˈθaɪəs/
noun
1.
1557–1619, Holy Roman Emperor (1612–19); king of Hungary (1608–18) and Bohemia (1611–17)
2.
(New Testament) Saint Matthias, the disciple chosen by lot to replace Judas as one of the 12 apostles (Acts 1:15–26). Feast day: May 14 or Aug 9
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Word Origin and History for Matthias

masc. proper name, from Late Latin Matthias, from Greek Matthaios (see Matthew).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Matthias in the Bible

gift of God. Acts 1:23.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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