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Caius

[key-uh s] /ˈkeɪ əs/
noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 296, pope 283–296.
Also, Gaius.
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Examples from the Web for Caius
Historical Examples
  • He had left Caius in the charge of his nurse, for the boy's mother was dead.

  • "Your father is expected home to-day, master Caius," said the Greek.

  • He looked back at Caius and pulled the blanket over his head.

  • Caius had been with him through much of his work, for Caius served in the same legion.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne
  • The boy apparently said something, although Caius could not catch the voice.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • Another pause, and Caius knew that he was bound over to keep the peace.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • Caius could not hear what she said, but he felt assured that the birds could understand.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • Caius went home, and put away his horse, and entered his small house.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • Caius followed, holding the candle, and inspected him again.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • When she perceived that Caius intended to come up to her, she rode to meet him.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
British Dictionary definitions for Caius

Caius

/ˈkaɪəs/
noun
1.
same as Gaius
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Caius

variant of Gaius, common Roman praenomen. Both forms have the abbreviation C., and the confusion reflects the early Roman uncertainty about the use of gamma (see C).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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