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  • proper n. An Apostle, identified with Jude.
  • proper n. A male given name; usually spelled Thaddeus.

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  • n. (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless

Etymologies

Ancient Greek Θαδδαῖος, of uncertain origin. Relationship to Theodore or Theodosius has been suggested. (Wiktionary)

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