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.
From Ancient Greek Βαρθολομαῖος (Bartholomaios), from Aramaic בר and תלמי.