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Augustus

[aw-guhs-tuh s, uh-guhs-] /ɔˈgʌs təs, əˈgʌs-/
noun
1.
Also called Octavian (before 27 b.c.)(Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus; Augustus Caesar) 63 b.c.–a.d. 14, first Roman emperor 27 b.c.–a.d. 14: reformer, patron of arts and literature; heir and successor to Julius Caesar.
2.
a title of office given to rulers of the Roman Republic after Octavianus.
3.
a male given name.
Origin of Augustus
< Latin: august, a title given to Octavian when he became emperor
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Augustus

/ɔːˈɡʌstəs/
noun
1.
original name Gaius Octavianus; after his adoption by Julius Caesar (44 bc) known as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. 63 bc–14 ad, Roman statesman, a member of the second triumvirate (43 bc). After defeating Mark Antony at Actium (31 bc), he became first emperor of Rome, adopting the title Augustus (27 bc)
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Word Origin and History for Augustus

masc. proper name, from Latin augustus "venerable" (see august). The name originally was a cognomen applied to Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus as emperor, with a sense something like "his majesty."

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