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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Alexander KazhdanAlexander Kazhdan

(Παυ̑λος, Lat. Paulus), a cognomen primarily in the Roman gens Aemilia, later a personal name. The transformation of the persecutor Saul into the apostle Paul in the New Testament signified the christianization of the name. It was widely used in the 4th (... ...

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