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ADDAI / ADAY > THADDAI > THADDAîOS

This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Thaddaîos (Θαδδαῖος)”, which in turn derives from the Syriac-Aramaic “Addai / Aday > Thaddai”, meaning “heart, courageous heart, friend”. Thaddeus (Thaddeus of Edessa), sometimes Latinized as Addeus, was one of the Seventy Apostles of Christ, not to be confused with Thaddeus (Jude the Apostle) of the Twelve Apostles. Jude was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, generally identified with Thaddeus. He is sometimes identified with Jude, "brother of Jesus", but is clearly distinguished from Judas Iscariot, another apostle, the betrayer of Jesus.

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