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 for DEMETRIUS
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Demetrius
      n 1: son of Antigonus Cyclops and king of Macedonia; he and his
           father were defeated at the battle of Ipsus (337-283 BC)
           [syn: Demetrius, Demetrius I, Demetrius Poliorcetes]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Demetrius
     (1.) A silversmith at Ephesus, whose chief occupation was to
     make "silver shrines for Diana" (q.v.), Acts 19:24,i.e., models
     either of the temple of Diana or of the statue of the goddess.
     This trade brought to him and his fellow-craftsmen "no small
     gain," for these shrines found a ready sale among the countless
     thousands who came to this temple from all parts of Asia Minor.
     This traffic was greatly endangered by the progress of the
     gospel, and hence Demetrius excited the tradesmen employed in
     the manufacture of these shrines, and caused so great a tumult
     that "the whole city was filled with confusion."
     
       (2.) A Christian who is spoken of as having "a good report of
     all men, and of the truth itself" (3 John 1:12).
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Demetrius, belonging to corn, or to Ceres
  

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