Luke

noun
\ ˈlük How to pronounce Luke (audio) \

Definition of Luke

1 : a Gentile physician and companion of the apostle Paul traditionally identified as the author of the third Gospel in the New Testament and of the book of Acts
2 : the third Gospel in the New Testament — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Luke

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Luke

Latin Lucas, from Greek Loukas

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“Luke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Luke. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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