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See also timothy
- (biblical) Books in the New Testament of the Bible (1 Timothy and 2 Timothy), epistles to Timothy.
- (biblical) A companion of Paul.
- A male given name of biblical origin, also borne by early Christian saints.
- 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), 1 Timothy 1:2:
- Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
- 1867 William Brighty Rands, Shoemakers' Village, Strahan 1871, pages 89-90:
- The name Timothy was an inspiration of Cherry's own. - - - "Now then, TIMOTHY!" and this she said with a rapid forte crescendo movement which made her mother laugh and also with a jerk which spilt the milk on the little one's forehead. "Well, mother," says Cherry gaily, "I've christened him at all events." And Timothy being a distinctive name, and a scriptural one, it was retained as the appellative of this mite,
- 1932 A. A. Milne, The Christopher Robin Verses: Cradle Song:
- O Timothy Tim / Has ten pink toes, / And ten pink toes / Has Timothy Tim.
companion of Paul