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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Latin scholar who produced the Vulgate, the first scholarly Latin edition of the Bible in which each book was translated directly from its original language.

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  • proper noun A male given name.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname.

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  • noun (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)

Etymologies

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From the Old French vernacular form of the saint's name Hieronymus, from Ancient Greek Ἱερώνυμος hieros "holy" + onoma "name".

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