Word Summary
Loukas: Luke, a Christian
Original Word: Λουκᾶς
Transliteration: Loukas
Phonetic Spelling: (loo-kas')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: Luke, a Christian
Meaning: Luke -- a Christian
Strong's Concordance
Lucas, Luke.

Contracted from Latin Lucanus; Lucas, a Christian -- Lucas, Luke.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3065: Λουκᾶς

Λουκᾶς, Λουκᾶ, (contracted from Λουκανος; (cf. Lightfoot on Colossians 4:14), Winers Grammar, 103 (97) (cf. Buttmann, 20 (18); on the diverse origin of contracted or abbrev. proper names in ἅς cf. Lobeck, Patholog. Proleg., p. 506; Lightfoot on Colossians 4:15)), Luke, a Christian of Gentile origin, the companion of the apostle Paul in preaching the gospel and on many of his journeys (Acts 16:10-17; Acts 20:5-15; Acts 21:1-18; Acts 28:10-16); he was a physician, and according to the tradition of the church from Irenaeus (3, 14, 1f) down, which has been recently assailed with little success, the author of the third canonical Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles: Colossians 4:14; 2 Timothy 4:11; Philemon 1:24.