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ⓘ Lapidus




Lapidus
                                     

ⓘ Lapidus

Lapidus is:

  • A surname which derived from the Latin word lapideus, meaning made of stone, stony, also from the Latin lapis meaning stone. It could also be derived from the Latin adjective lepidus meaning pleasant or charming. A branch of the Roman gens Aemilia was cognominated Lepidus. Marcus Aemilius Lepidus was a member of the Second Triumvirate, with Octavius later Caesar Augustus and Marcus Antonius.
  • A surname which perhaps has a Bible origin and going back to the book of Judges 4.4: "Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, was judging Israel at that time", and hence probably derived from lapidot, the Hebrew word for torches, yet is not exclusive to one religion or nationality.