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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. i-MAY-əs(American English, Biblical English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsEmmaüs (Gallicized)

Meaning & History

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.
Added 5/23/2016 by LMS
Edited 3/11/2019 by SeaHorse15 and LMS