Lewis vs Theo - What's the difference?

lewis | theo |

As a noun lewis

is a cramp iron inserted into a cavity in order to lift heavy stones; used as a symbol of strength in freemasonry.

As a proper noun theo is

, cognate to theo; popular in the 1990s and the 2000s.



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • of Norman origin, the English form of Louis.
  • ; anglicized form of Llewellyn.
  • The , Scotland.
  • The title given to a partially apprenticed Freemason who is normally the Master or Son of a practicing Freemason; One practising or learning the degrees of Freemasonry after introduction to the degrees and before full induction or before becoming a Worshipful Brother.
  • Derived terms

    * Holstein-Lewis fracture * Lewis acid * Lewis base * Lewisian


    * 1595 William Shakespeare: Third Part of King Henry the Sixth : Act III, Scene III: *: And tell false Edward, thy supposed king, *: That Lewis of France is sending over masquers, *: To revel it with him and his new bride. * 1994 Joseph Heller: Closing Time ISBN 0671746049 page 42: *: They named me Lewis and called me Louie as though my name was Louis, and I never saw the difference until Sammy pointed it out. And even then, I still don't see much difference.

    See also

    * - physical chemist





    Proper noun

  • and nickname .
  • * 2010 (w, Maggie O'Farrell), The Hand That First Held Mine , Headline, ISBN 9780755308453, page 341:
  • *:He has three teeth and two names: Theodore, which is what health visitors call him, and Theo , which is what I call him.
  • (less common) .