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Claudius

[klaw-dee-uh s] /ˈklɔ di əs/
noun
1.
Appius [ap-ee-uh s] /ˈæp i əs/ (Show IPA), (Appius Claudius Crassus) Roman decemvir and consul, 5th cent. b.c.

Claudius I

[klaw-dee-uh s] /ˈklɔ di əs/
noun
1.
10 b.c.–a.d. 54, Roman emperor a.d. 41–54.

Claudius II

noun
1.
("Gothicus") a.d. 214–270, Roman emperor 268–270.
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  • I won it from Claudius,—poor fool, how he trembled to tell me!

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  • She had a vision of Claudius the physician brushing by her half-open door.

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  • You know, Claudius, we have but one wish, and that is to please each other; so do you decide.

  • Claudius and I have just had one of our most desperate quarrels.

  • Uncle John means in the open air, Claudius; that will be delightful.

British Dictionary definitions for Claudius

Claudius

/ˈklɔːdɪəs/
noun
1.
full name Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus. 10 bc–54 ad, Roman emperor (41–54); invaded Britain (43); poisoned by his fourth wife, Agrippina

Claudius II

noun
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full name Marcus Aurelius Claudius, called Gothicus. 214–270 ad, Roman emperor (268–270)
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Word Origin and History for Claudius

masc. proper name, from the name of two Roman gentes, perhaps related to claudus "lame," which is of unknown origin. Related: Claudian.

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