Bartholomew


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Bar·thol·o·mew

 (bär-thŏl′ə-myo͞o′), Saint Sometimes called Na·than·ael (nə-thăn′yəl) fl. first century ad.
One of the 12 Apostles. According to tradition, he visited India and Ethiopia and was martyred in Armenia.

Bartholomew

(bɑːˈθɒləˌmjuː)
n
(Bible) New Testament one of the twelve apostles (Matthew 10:3). Feast day: Aug 24 or June 11

Bar•thol•o•mew

(bɑrˈθɒl əˌmyu)

n.
one of the 12 apostles: sometimes called Nathanael. Mark 3:18.
Translations
Bartoloměj
Bartholomæus
BartholomäusBartolomäus
BartolomeusPerttiPerttu
BarthélemyBarthélémy
Bertalan
Bartolomeus
Bartłomiej
BartolomaiosBartolomeus

Bartholomew

[bɑːˈθɒləmjuː] NBartolomé
References in classic literature ?
I can give you every information," said he, "and, what is more, I can do you justice; and I will, too, whatever Brother Bartholomew may say.
At the best it must take some time," he answered; "for we shall certainly have to go to Norwood and see Brother Bartholomew.
Bartholomew was due to Charles IX's stomach being deranged.
Bartholomew was not due to Charles IX's will, though he gave the order for it and thought it was done as a result of that order; and strange as it may seem to suppose that the slaughter of eighty thousand men at Borodino was not due to Napoleon's will, though he ordered the commencement and conduct of the battle and thought it was done because he ordered it; strange as these suppositions appear, yet human dignity- which tells me that each of us is, if not more at least not less a man than the great Napoleon- demands the acceptance of that solution of the question, and historic investigation abundantly confirms it.
Besides, this idea of Jonah's weathering the Cape of Good Hope at so early a day would wrest the honor of the discovery of that great headland from Bartholomew Diaz, its reputed discoverer, and so make modern history a liar.
At such a time I found out for certain, that this bleak place overgrown with nettles was the churchyard; and that Philip Pirrip, late of this parish, and also Georgiana wife of the above, were dead and buried; and that Alexander, Bartholomew, Abraham, Tobias, and Roger, infant children of the aforesaid, were also dead and buried; and that the dark flat wilderness beyond the churchyard, intersected with dykes and mounds and gates, with scattered cattle feeding on it, was the marshes; and that the low leaden line beyond, was the river; and that the distant savage lair from which the wind was rushing, was the sea; and that the small bundle of shivers growing afraid of it all and beginning to cry, was Pip.
I talked to it, and it prattled to me again, and I took it by the hand and led it along till I came to a paved alley that goes into Bartholomew Close, and I led it in there.
Bartholomew and the Executioner with the knife to fulfil the martyr.
No, senor, not for the world; for once alone with me, he would ray me like a Saint Bartholomew.
In a rather ill-favoured and ill-savoured neighbourhood, though one of its rising grounds bears the name of Mount Pleasant, the Elfin Smallweed, christened Bartholomew and known on the domestic hearth as Bart, passes that limited portion of his time on which the office and its contingencies have no claim.
And so, nothing loth to comfort a sick lady, and perhaps not sorry in her heart to be freed now and again from the dreary spouting of the Reverend Bartholomew Irons, and the serious toadies who gathered round the footstool of the pompous Countess, her mamma, Lady Jane became a pretty constant visitor to Miss Crawley, accompanied her in her drives, and solaced many of her evenings.
Yet, frail as was his person there gleamed out ever and anon from under his drooping brows a flash of fierce energy, which recalled to men's minds that he came of a fighting stock, and that even now his twin-brother, Sir Bartholomew Berghersh, was one of the most famous of those stern warriors who had planted the Cross of St.