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Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

One of the high-spirited clerks in The Reeve's Tale.

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Johnes

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 18 words.

English and German: variant spelling of Johns or Jones. This spelling is also found in Finland.

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John

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 338 words.

Variants: Jone, Jon, Jones, Johns

Current frequencies: GB 17737, Ireland 134 • GB frequency 1881: 10816

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Johns

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 29 words.

1. English and German: patronymic from John. As a German name it may also be a reduced form of

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John

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 103 words.

one of the commonest Jewish and Christian names (the name of two saints of the N. T., John Baptist and

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John

Edited by Douglas Gray.

in The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 48 words.

the monk in The Shipman's Tale. ‘This noble monk’ is identified as ‘daun John’ early in the tale (VII.43).

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John

Johannes Irmscher, Alexander Kazhdan and Annemarie Weyl Carr.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 579 words.

apostle and saint; often called John the Theologian; feastdays 26 Sept., 8 May, and others. The son of Zebedee,

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John

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 221 words.

male forename.

John Barleycorn a personification of barley, or of the malt liquor made from this grain; the term is

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John

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Male forename.

John Barleycorn a personification of barley, or of the malt liquor made from this grain; the term is recorded from the early 17th century, in the title of a ballad...

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John

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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King of Scotland of the House of Balliol from 1292. Born c.1250, son of Dervorguilla, great-great-granddaughter of David I, and John de Balliol. Married Isabella, daughter of...

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John

Christopher Bryan.

in The Resurrection of the Messiah

April 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 16819 words.

This chapter examines John's narrative about the death and resurrection of Jesus. Like the Synoptics, John maintains the apostolic pattern: Jesus died, Jesus was buried, Jesus has been...

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