from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Jerome, Saint. Originally Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus. 340?-420? Latin scholar who produced the Vulgate, the first scholarly Latin translation of the Bible from Hebrew.
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- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. A patronymic surname.
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- n. (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
From the Old French vernacular form of the saint's name Hieronymus, from Ancient Greek Ἱερώνυμος hieros "holy" + onoma "name". (Wiktionary)