from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Erastus, Thomas Originally Thomas Lüber or Lieber or Liebler. 1524-1583. Swiss Protestant theologian and philosopher who opposed Calvinism and the use of excommunication as a punishment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An early Christian.
  • proper n. A male given name of biblical derivation.


From Ancient Greek ἐραστος ("lovable") (Wiktionary)



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