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Meaning of Erasmus

E•ras•mus

Pronunciation: (i-raz'mus), [key]
— n.
  1. 1466?–1536, Dutch humanist, scholar, theologian, and writer.
  2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “beloved.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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