Dives

noun
Di·​ves | \ ˈdī-(ˌ)vēz How to pronounce Dives (audio) \

Definition of Dives

: a rich man

First Known Use of Dives

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dives

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

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