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Donatus

[doh-ney-tuh s] /doʊˈneɪ təs/
noun
1.
early-4th-century bishop of Casae Nigrae in northern Africa: leader of a heretical Christian group.
Compare Donatist.
2.
Aelius, 4th century a.d, Roman grammarian.
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  • And this outlaw, Donatus, led the men who attacked you here?

    Dick Merriwell Abroad

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  • When he is willing that we should depart, my friend, Donatus, will speak.

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  • I promised you then that if the opportunity ever came Donatus would repay the debt.

    Dick Merriwell Abroad

    Burt L. Standish
  • Donatus had wheeled toward the sounds, which ceased as suddenly as they began.

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  • It was the voice of Donatus that checked them and kept them from doing her fatal harm.

    Dick Merriwell Abroad

    Burt L. Standish
  • Father Donatus, standing still, curled his lips in a hard smile.

    Tales of Our Coast S. R. Crockett
  • The terms in the Latin text are donator, a giver of a gift, and Donatus, a receiver.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • The earliest Haarlem account-book which contained Donatus fragments was for the year 1474.

    Fine Books Alfred W. Pollard
  • The Doctrinale, which was in verse, was a less popular school-book than the Donatus.

    Fine Books Alfred W. Pollard
  • Donatus came to be regarded as a synonymous term for grammar.

    Old English Libraries Ernest Savage
British Dictionary definitions for Donatus

Donatus

/dəʊˈnɑːtəs/
noun
1.
Auelius (ˈiːlɪəs). 4th century ad, Latin grammarian, who taught Saint Jerome; his textbook Ars Grammatica was used throughout the Middle Ages
2.
4th century ad, bishop of Carthage; leader of the Donatists, a heretical Christian sect originating in N Africa in 311 a.d
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