Associations to the word «Erasmus»


ERASMUS, proper noun. Desiderius Erasmus, a Dutch humanist and theologian.
ERASMUS, proper noun. A male given name, rare in English.

Dictionary definition

ERASMUS, noun. Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536).

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin