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- Nicknames for Artemas
Art, Artemio, Artemis, Artemus, Artie, Artimas, Artimis, Artimus and Arty.
- Meanings and history of the name Artemas
Saint Artemas of Lystra was a biblical figure. He was one of the Seventy Disciples. He is mentioned in Paul's Epistle to Titus.
The boy's name Artemas \a-rte-mas, ar-temas\ is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "follower of the goddess Artemis".
Biblical: a character mentioned briefly in Saint Paul's letter to Titus. Apollonius and Dennis are the similar "follower of" names that have survived even after worship of the Greek pantheon has died out. The name was popular with the Puritans in the 17th century, but fell out of use again. Artemus is the Latin form.
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Artemas Ward (November 26, 1727 – October 28, 1800) was an American major general in the American Revolutionary War and a Congressman from Massachusetts. President John Adams described him as "...universally esteemed, beloved and confided in by his army and his country." Ward was much more effective as a political leader than as a soldier. Also an author. (apparently)
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