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Origin of the name BAR-TIMAI.
Etymology of the name BAR-TIMAI.
Meaning of the baby name BAR-TIMAI.

  

BAR-TIMAI.  Aramaic name from which came biblical Bartimaeus (q.v.), meaning "son of Timai," from bar "son" and "Timai," a personal name of uncertain origin.  Greek timaios means "honorable." Aramaic timai means "unclean."  But of the names Timaios, Timaeus, and Timai, it is not known which derived from which, or from what word the original came.

    *1050."And he (Timai Bar-Timai) rose, and took up his garment, and came to Jesus."
    It is much more in accordance with the habits of Orientals, so far as I have observed them, to put on their upper garments (like Simon Peter in Jn 217) than to take it off when they are summoned into the presence of a superior... (Expository Times, v.12, 1901)

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