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1 (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel [syn: Saint Luke, St. Luke]
2 one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains details of Jesus's birth and early life [syn: Gospel of Luke, Gospel According to Luke]

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English form of Lucas, Latin from "man from Lucania".

Proper noun

  1. A given name
  2. Luke the Evangelist, an early Christian ( Col.4:14.etc) credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
  3. The Gospel of St. Luke, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the third of the four gospels.


  • : Colossians 4:14:
    Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.


given name
gospel of Luke

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Middle Low German



Extensive Definition

Luke () is a common male given name, and less commonly, a surname, and sometimes used as a shortened version of the Latin name Lucas. The name Luke is derived from the name of a region in Italy, Lucania, through the Greek "Loukas", meaning "a native of Lucania". It is the 43rd most common name in the USA,
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Luke in Czech: Lukáš
Luke in German: Lukas
Luke in French: Luke
Luke in Italian: Luca
Luke in Hungarian: Lukács
Luke in Japanese: ルカ (曖昧さ回避)
Luke in Norwegian: Lukas
Luke in Polish: Łukasz
Luke in Russian: Лука
Luke in Slovak: Lukáš
Luke in Swedish: Lukas (namn)
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