Pronounced Pron. i-MAY-əs
Other Forms FormsEmmaüs (Gallicized)
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 5/23/2016
From the name of a biblical town, Ἐμμαούς (Emmaous) in Greek, which is probably from Aramaic hammat meaning "hot spring". In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus appears to two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus after his death, burial and resurrection.