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Emmaus is the name of a town mentioned in the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament in which Jesus appeared, after his death and resurrection, to two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Its location is unknown though various locations have been suggested. Emmaus is the Latinized form of Hebrew Hammath meaning “hot spring”, derived from a Hebrew root word related to heat and heating. The meaning may have been used to refer to a hot spring near the area.

Origin: Proto-Semitic

Meaning: hot spring

Usage: Latin, English



  • Emmaoús (Ancient Greek)
  • Imwas (Arabic)


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