Di·​ves ˈdī-(ˌ)vēz How to pronounce Dives (audio)
: a rich man

Word History


Middle English, from Latin, rich, rich man; misunderstood as a proper name in Luke 16:19

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dives was in the 14th century

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“Dives.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dives. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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