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Saint Jerome   /seɪnt dʒərˈoʊm/   Listen
Saint Jerome

noun
1.
(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).  Synonyms: Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, Hieronymus, Jerome, St. Jerome.






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"Saint Jerome" Quotes from Famous Books



... 'In ivry branch iv life,' says he, 'we leap fr'm scrap to scrap,' he says. 'I'm wan iv th' best-timpered men in th' wurruld, am I not? ('Ye are not,' says I.) I'm wan iv th' kindest iv mortals,' he says, 'but put me in th' same house with Saint Jerome,' he says, 'an' there'd be at laste wan day in th' month whin I'd answer his last wurrd be slammin' th' dure behind me,' he says. 'Man is nachrally a fightin' an quarrelin' animal with his wife. Th' ...
— Mr. Dooley Says • Finley Dunne

... Plomb. "But what is most curious is the number of absolutely dissimilar senses which the oldest symbolists attribute to the buckthorn. Saint Methodus uses it for virginity; Theodoret for sin; Saint Jerome ascribes it to the devil; and Saint Bernard takes it as symbolizing humility. Again, in the 'Theologia Symbolica' of Maximilian Sandaeus, this shrub is made to signify the worldly prelacy, while the olive, vine, and fig, ...
— The Cathedral • Joris-Karl Huysmans



Words linked to "Saint Jerome" :   saint, theologizer, theologiser, Church of Rome, theologist, doctor, Doctor of the Church, theologian, Roman Church, father, Roman Catholic Church, Father of the Church, Church Father, Roman Catholic, Western Church



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