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Paul

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noun \ˈpȯl\

Definition of Paul

  1. :  an early Christian apostle and missionary and author of several New Testament epistles



Origin and Etymology of paul

Latin Paulus, from Greek Paulos


First Known Use: before 12th century


Paul

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biographical name \ˈpȯl\

Definition of Paul

  1. name of 6 popes: especially III (Alessandro Farnese) 1468–1549 (pope 1534–49); V 1552–1621 (pope 1605–21); VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) 1897–1978 (pope 1963–78)




Paul

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biographical name \ˈpau̇(-ə)l\

Definition of Paul

  1. Wolfgang 1913–1993 Ger. physicist





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