Theophilus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek Θεόφιλος (Theóphilos) "Love of God" or "Friend of God".

Proper noun[edit]

Theophilus

  1. The addressee of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
  2. A male given name; rare in English.
    • 1973 Thornton Wilder: Theophilus North: p.118.
      "Call me Ted, will you, Rip? 'Theophilus' is unmanageable and 'Theo' is awkward. Everybody calls me Ted or Teddie, now."

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Proper noun[edit]

Theophilus ? (genitive Theophiluss)

  1. Theophilus (biblical figure)
  2. (rare) A male given name.