One of the 12 Apostles. According to tradition, he visited India and Ethiopia and was martyred in Armenia.
(name, person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Bart; equiv. Fr. Bartholomé, It. Bartolomeo, Ger. Bartholomäus, Sp. Bartolomé
(bible, person, proper) One of the twelve Apostles: his day is Aug. 24
A male given name of biblical origin.
Origin of bartholomew
From Ancient Greek Βαρθολομαῖος (Bartholomaios), from Aramaicבר and תלמי.
Bartholomew Sentence Examples
The church of St Bartholomew, one of the finest in the county, is in the Perpendicular style characteristic of the district.
"This dismissal," he said, "is the tocsin of the St Bartholomew of the patriots."
Only in Jersey and Guernsey, whither large numbers of Huguenots had fled after the St Bartholomew massacre, was Presbyterianism fully permitted.
On the 9th of July William crossed the Rhine, and captured Malines, Termonde and Oudenarde, and was advancing southwards when the news reached him of the massacre of St Bartholomew, which deprived him of the promised aid of Coligny and his army of 12,000 men.
In 1283 a three-days' fair to be held at the feast of St Bartholomew was granted to Robert Burnell, bishop of Bath and Wells (then holder of a share of the barony of Nantwich).