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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. 2017.
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  • But something more is necessary to make good men than plenty to eat, as Heliogabalus no doubt found when his head was cut off.

    Being a Boy Charles Dudley Warner
  • It is Falernian, that once saw the wine vaults of Heliogabalus!

    Aurelian William Ware
  • “The Roses of Heliogabalus” are not explained in the catalogue.

    Old Friends Andrew Lang
  • Heliogabalus, and the third Gordian, also exhibited Hippopotami.

  • Heliogabalus and Galerius are reported, when dining, to have regaled themselves with the sight of criminals torn by wild beasts.

  • The Emperor Heliogabalus built on the Quirinal a meeting-place for this body.

    The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
  • Heliogabalus, spiritu contento, viginti quatuor ostrearum demersit in alvum, quod Dandoni etiam long antecellit.

    The Comic Latin Grammar Percival Leigh
  • Heliogabalus would have given a slice of his empire for that one immortal cobbler.

    Library Notes A. P. Russell
  • The Antonines pass away and Commodus and Heliogabalus rule in their place.

    Rebuilding Britain Alfred Hopkinson
  • Hence the body of the Emperor Heliogabalus was thrown into the Tiber.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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