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[tuh-bahy-uh s] /təˈbaɪ əs/
the son of Tobit.
Douay Bible. Tobit.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Immensely considerate of you to come," puffed Sir Tobias, levering himself out of his chair in order that he might shake hands.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
  • I am twenty-nine years old, and my name is Tobias, but they calls me Toby.

    Clotelle William Wells Brown
  • Tobias had walked at her side the whole way, without speaking a word.

    Pieces of Eight Richard le Gallienne
  • Sister Tobias sobbed for another moment in the blue handkerchief.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • A print of Death taking away a lady who has been stung by a serpent; designed and engraved by Tobias Stimmer.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • "My name is Tobias McGee," he answered pompously, as if proud of the fact.

    Heart of Gold Ruth Alberta Brown
Word Origin and History for Tobias

masc. proper name, from Late Latin Tobias, from Greek Tobias, from Hebrew Tobhiyyah, literally "the Lord is my Good," from Hebrew tobh "good." Toby is a short form.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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