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Erasmus

masc. proper name, Latin, literally "beloved;" related to Greek erasmios "lovely, pleasant," from eran "to love" (see Eros). Related: Erasmian.

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Definitions of Erasmus from WordNet

Erasmus (n.)
Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536);
Synonyms: Desiderius Erasmus / Gerhard Gerhards / Geert Geerts
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