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[hee-lee-uh-gab-uh-luh s] /ˌhi li əˈgæb ə ləs/
(Varius Avitus Bassianus"Marcus Aurelius Antoninus") a.d. 204–222, Roman emperor 218–222.
Also, Elagabalus. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is Falernian, that once saw the wine vaults of Heliogabalus!

    Aurelian William Ware
  • Heliogabalus ate in faith, and went to his fathers contented.

  • Heliogabalus, and the third Gordian, also exhibited Hippopotami.

  • Another falsity of history is that of Heliogabalus—was it not?

  • Heliogabalus was the first Emperor who wore silk for clothing.

    Chats on Costume G. Woolliscroft Rhead
  • The Emperor Heliogabalus built on the Quirinal a meeting-place for this body.

    The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
  • It is a wonder that the horoscopes of Heliogabalus and Jack the Painter should have been lacking.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • Heliogabalus would have given a slice of his empire for that one immortal cobbler.

    Library Notes A. P. Russell
  • Hence the body of the Emperor Heliogabalus was thrown into the Tiber.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • Have you written any more of the Epic, the 'Death of Heliogabalus'?

    Mrs. Tree's Will Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for Heliogabalus


original name Varius Avitus Bassianus. ?204–222 ad, Roman emperor (218–222). His reign was notorious for debauchery and extravagance
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