Definitions for Erasmusɪˈræz məs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

E•ras•musɪˈræz məs(n.)

  1. Desiderius, 1466?–1536, Dutch humanist, scholar, and theologian.

    Category: Biography

E•ras′mi•an(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Erasmus, Desiderius Erasmus, Gerhard Gerhards, Geert Geerts(noun)

    Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)

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  1. Erasmus(ProperNoun)

    Desiderius Erasmus, a Dutch humanist and theologian.

  2. Erasmus(ProperNoun)

    , rare in English.

  3. Origin: Form , ἐράσμιος; name of an early Christian martyr.

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