Definitions for "Bartimaeus"
English for Aramaic Bar-Timai (Greek Bartimaios; Latin Bartimeus), meaning “son of Timai” (or Timaeus). Mk 10:46.
Bartimaeus (more accurately Bar Timaeus, "Son of Timaeus") is the name given in the Gospel of Mark to a blind man healed by Jesus as he exited Jericho (Mark 10:46-52). Matthew (20:29-35) also has the healing after Jericho, but the healing is of two blind men, and the name of neither one is given. Luke (18:35-43), who does not provide a name either, disagrees with the other two sources and has the miracle occur when Jesus enters Jericho, instead of when he is leaving.
Bartimaeus (bar-ti-may-us) is a fictional character in the Bartimaeus Trilogy written by Jonathan Stroud. He is a sarcastic djinni of the fourth level and 5,010 years old at the beginning of the first book. His many masters have included Gilgamesh, Solomon, a Ptolemy princeling, Tycho Brahe, Faust, and, most recently, the British boy magician Nathaniel (known as John Mandrake to his peers), who is his master for the duration of the trilogy.