Thomas

noun
Thom·​as | \ ˈtä-məs How to pronounce Thomas (audio) \

Definition of Thomas

: an apostle who demanded proof of Jesus' resurrection

First Known Use of Thomas

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Thomas

Greek Thōmas, from Hebrew t'ōm twin

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“Thomas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thomas. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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Tho·​mas | \ tȯ-ˈmä How to pronounce Thomas (audio) \

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(Charles-Louis-) Ambroise 1811–1896 French composer

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Augustus 1857–1934 American dramatist

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Clarence 1948–     American jurist

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Dyl*an \ ˈdi-​lən How to pronounce Thomas (audio) \ Marlais 1914–1953 Welsh poet

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E(dward) Donnall 1920–2012 American physician

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Lowell (Jackson) 1892–1981 American traveler, journalist, and author

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Norman Mat*toon \ ma-​ˈtün How to pronounce Thomas (audio) , mə-​ \ 1884–1968 American socialist politician

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Seth 1785–1859 American clock manufacturer

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(Christian Friedrich) Theodore 1835–1905 American (German-born) conductor

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