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Linus1

[lahy-nuh s]
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noun
  1. Saint,died a.d. 76?, pope 67?–76?.
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Linus2

[lahy-nuh s]
noun
  1. Classical Mythology.
    1. a musician and poet, the inventor of melody and rhythm, of whom various stories are told: often identified, through his untimely death, with the harvesting or withering of crops and vegetation.
    2. Also called Linus song.a dirge: originally sung in western Asia to mourn the death of crops being harvested, later sung to mourn the death of Linus or that of Adonis.
  2. a male given name.
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Historical Examples

  • He seems to hold the same position as Linus, son of Apollo, among the Greeks.

    Woman's Work in Music

    Arthur Elson

  • No; it is something in the style of Linus and she sang it to us.

  • "But thou hast said that Linus has gone to Ostrianum," cried Vinicius impatiently.

    Quo Vadis

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • Still he wished to reach the house of Linus, even at the cost of his own life.

    Quo Vadis

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • At last he saw through the smoky curtain the cypresses in Linus's garden.

    Quo Vadis

    Henryk Sienkiewicz