Timothy meaning

tĭmə-thē
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Any of several grasses of the genus Phleum, especially P. pratense, native to Eurasia and naturalized in North America, which has a dense cylindrical inflorescence of compressed, one-flowered spikelets and is widely cultivated for hay.
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A masculine name: dim. Tim, Timmy.
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Christian leader and companion of Saint Paul. Two epistles of the New Testament, ascribed to Paul, are addressed to him.
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A perennial European grass (Phleum pratense) with dense, cylindrical spikes of bristly spikelets, widely grown for hay.
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Either of two books of the New Testament, letters of the Apostle Paul to his disciple Timothy.
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Phleum pratense, timothy-grass, native to Europe, but introduced widely and naturalized in US.
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Phleum alpinum, mountain timothy, native to North America.
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Either of two books in the New Testament (1 Timothy and 2 Timothy) which are epistles to Timothy.
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A companion of Paul mentioned in the Bible.
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A male given name of biblical origin, also borne by early Christian saints.
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Other species of genus Phleum.
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Origin of timothy

  • Probably after Timothy Hanson, an 18th-century American farmer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Τιμόθεος (Timotheos), from τιμάω (timaō, “I honour") + θεός (theos, “god")

    From Wiktionary

  • Named after Timothy Hanson, who carried the seed from New England to Maryland about 1720.

    From Wiktionary