[noh-buh l-muh n] /ˈnoʊ bəl mən/

noun, plural noblemen.
a man of birth or rank; ; peer.
noun (pl) -men
a man of noble rank, title, or status; peer; aristocrat

c.1300, from noble (adj.) + man (n.). Noblewoman is from 1570s.

(Gr. basilikos, i.e., “king’s man”), an officer of state (John 4:49) in the service of Herod Antipas. He is supposed to have been the Chuza, Herod’s steward, whose wife was one of those women who “ministered unto the Lord of their substance” (Luke 8:3). This officer came to Jesus at Cana and besought him to go down to Capernaum and heal his son, who lay there at the point of death. Our Lord sent him away with the joyful assurance that his son was alive.


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