Bartholomew[bär t̸häl′ə myo̵̅o̅′]
- a masculine name: dim. Bart; equiv. Fr. Bartholomé, It. Bartolomeo, Ger. Bartholomäus, Sp. Bartolomé
- Bible one of the twelve Apostles: his day is Aug. 24also Saint Bartholomew
Origin of BartholomewMiddle English Bartelmeus ; from Late Latin (Vulg.) Bartholomaeus ; from Classical Greek Bartholomaios ; from Aramaic bar talmai, literally , son of Talmai
, Saint. Sometimes called Na·than·ael fl. first century AD.
One of the 12 Apostles. According to tradition, he visited India and Ethiopia and was martyred in Armenia.