Nicodemus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Νῑκόδημος (Nīkódēmos), from νῑ́κη (nī́kē, victory) + δῆμος (dêmos, people).

Proper noun[edit]

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Nicodemus

  1. A Pharisee, a secret follower of Jesus in the New Testament.
  2. (rare) A male given name.

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Verb[edit]

Nicodemus (third-person singular simple present Nicodemuses, present participle Nicodemusing, simple past and past participle Nicodemused)

  1. To be kept hidden, in the manner of the Pharisee Nicodemus.
    • c. 1760, Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy:
      How many Caesars and Pompeys, he would say, by mere inspiration of their names, have been rendered worthy of them? And how many, he would add, are there, who might have done exceedingly well in the world, had not their characters and spirits been totally depressed and Nicodemus’d into nothing?

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Νῑκόδημος (Nīkódēmos), from νῑ́κη (nī́kē, victory) + δῆμος (dêmos, people).

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Proper noun[edit]

Nīcodēmus m sg (genitive Nīcodēmī); second declension

  1. A male given name, character in the play Vidularia of Plautus.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Nīcodēmus
Genitive Nīcodēmī
Dative Nīcodēmō
Accusative Nīcodēmum
Ablative Nīcodēmō
Vocative Nīcodēme