Thomas

noun

Thom·​as ˈtä-məs How to pronounce Thomas (audio)
: an apostle who demanded proof of Jesus' resurrection

Word History

Etymology

Greek Thōmas, from Hebrew t'ōm twin

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Thomas was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Thomas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thomas. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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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)
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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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