variants or Thomean
plural -s
: a member of the Mar Thoma Church in southwestern India that claims the apostle Thomas as its founder

Word History


probably from (assumed) New Latin thomaeus of or belonging to Thomas (from Late Latin Thomas Thomas, one of Jesus' twelve apostles) + English -an

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“Thomaean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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