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Gustavus

[guh-stey-vuh s, -stah-] /gʌˈsteɪ vəs, -ˈstɑ-/
noun
1.
a male given name, Latinized form of Gustave.

Gustavus I

noun
1.
(Gustavus Vasa) 1496–1560, king of Sweden 1523–60.

Gustavus II

noun
1.
(Gustavus Adolphus"Lion of the North") 1594–1632, king of Sweden 1611–32: national military hero (grandson of Gustavus I).

Gustavus III

noun
1.
1746–92, king of Sweden 1771–92: economic and legal reformer.

Gustavus IV

noun
1.
(Gustavus Adolphus) 1778–1837, king of Sweden 1792–1809 (son of Gustavus III).

Gustavus V

noun
1.
1858–1950, king of Sweden 1907–50: advocate of Swedish neutrality during World Wars I and II.
Also, Gustaf V, Gustav V
[guhs-tahv] /ˈgʌs tɑv/ (Show IPA)
.

Gustavus VI

or Gustav VI

noun
1.
(Gustaf Adolf) 1882–1973, king of Sweden 1950–73 (son of Gustavus V).
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  • "Here's a go," murmured Gustavus in the greatest trepidation.

  • "Wheel the chair forward, Gustavus, if you please," said the Prophet.

  • At first, Gustavus, who at once assumed the rôle of leader of revolt, could not make himself heard among the peasants.

    The Hansa Towns Helen Zimmern
  • "Ah, sir—Dr. Carter's," returned Gustavus, beginning to tremble.

  • Then Gustavus did what he should have done at first: he planted his cannon before Berlin, and threatened to lay the city in ashes.

    A History of Germany Bayard Taylor
  • And he darted into the servants' quarters, leaving Gustavus on the mat.

  • Arendt was enraged when he found that Gustavus had made his escape.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • But of course he was only going to give information about Gustavus, and to gain the reward.

  • Gustavus, however, refused this honour, and governed the country for some time as administrator.

  • Four or five horses are to be sold, and Gustavus thinks of buying the lot.

British Dictionary definitions for Gustavus

Gustavus I

/ɡʊˈstɑːvəs/
noun
1.
called Gustavus Vasa. ?1496–1560, king of Sweden (1523–60). He was elected king after driving the Danes from Sweden (1520–23)

Gustavus II

noun

Gustavus VI

noun
1.
title of Gustaf Adolf. 1882–1973, king of Sweden (1950–73)
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Word Origin and History for Gustavus

masc. proper name, Latinized form of Swedish Gustaf; first element of unknown origin, second element literally "staff."

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