Theophilus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Theophilus

  1. (biblical) The addressee of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
    • : Luke 1: 3:
      It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus.
  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."
    • Enid Blyton, The Mystery of the Hidden House
      'That's a good one, that is!' said Ern. 'Lovaduck, I'd like to see Uncle Theophilus when I tell him that!'

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Theophilus ? (genitive Theophilus)

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

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Θεόφιλος (Theóphilos).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Theophilus m (genitive Theophilī); second declension

  1. Theophilus

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular
nominative Theophilus
genitive Theophilī
dative Theophilō
accusative Theophilum
ablative Theophilō
vocative Theophile

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