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Scipio

[sip-ee-oh, skip-] /ˈsɪp iˌoʊ, ˈskɪp-/
noun
1.
Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major
[puhb-lee-uh s kawr-neel-yuh s,, af-ri-key-nuh s,, -kan-uh s,, -kahn-] /ˈpʌb li əs kɔrˈnil yəs,, ˌæf rɪˈkeɪ nəs,, -ˈkæn əs,, -ˈkɑn-/ (Show IPA),
("Scipio the Elder") 237–183 b.c, Roman general who defeated Hannibal.
2.
his adopted grandson, Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus Minor
[ee-mil-ee-ey-nuh s] /iˌmɪl iˈeɪ nəs/ (Show IPA),
("Scipio the Younger") c185–129 b.c, Roman general: besieger and destroyer of Carthage.
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  • Scipio stared helpless and confused while James eyed the pattern of the gun.

  • And withal, Aurore is a poor slave just like the rest of you, Scipio?

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • Scipio's day-dreams were of a piece with his loyalty, a reflection in some sort of his master's glory.

    The Mayor of Troy Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • I dismounted, and, passing the bridle to Scipio, stepped inside the gate.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • My dear Laelius and Scipio, we must stand up against old age and make up for its drawbacks by taking pains.

    Treatises on Friendship and Old Age Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Scipio know nothing of his being there, else he would have told me.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • Scipio's bleached eyes brightened with admiration as he considered the Southerner's back.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
  • Scipio sailed along the coast by Genoa, and thence to Pisa, where he landed.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Scipio recalled to Utica by the fear of an attack upon his fleet.

  • Scipio's bridge, however, answered very well for his purpose.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for Scipio

Scipio

/ˈskɪpɪˌəʊ; ˈsɪpɪˌəʊ/
noun
1.
full name Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major. 237–183 bc, Roman general. He commanded the Roman invasion of Carthage in the Second Punic War, defeating Hannibal at Zama (202)
2.
full name Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus Minor. ?185–129 bc, Roman statesman and general; the grandson by adoption of Scipio Africanus Major. He commanded an army against Carthage in the last Punic War and razed the city to the ground (146). He became the leader (132) of the opposition in Rome to popular reforms
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