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Wenceslaus

or Wen·ces·las

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noun
  1. 1361–1419, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1378–1400; as Wenceslaus IV, king of Bohemia 1378–1419.
  2. SaintGood King Wenceslaus, a.d. 903?–c935, duke of Bohemia 928–935.
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German Wenzel.
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Examples from the Web for wenceslaus

Historical Examples

  • "Call me Meg, Wenceslaus, but not when mamma is present," was her simple answer.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • This is Wenceslaus—Mr. Wenceslaus Arthmann, the sculptor, mamma, and he is doing me in clay.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • Boleslav succeeded Wenceslaus as first Bohemian Prince of that name.

    From a Terrace in Prague

    Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker

  • This building was yet unfinished when Wenceslaus was martyred.

    From a Terrace in Prague

    Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker

  • Tells also of Charles's troubles, and introduces his son Wenceslaus.

    From a Terrace in Prague

    Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker


British Dictionary definitions for wenceslaus

Wenceslaus

Wenceslas

noun
  1. 1361–1419, Holy Roman Emperor (1378–1400) and, as Wenceslaus IV, king of Bohemia (1378–1419)
  2. Saint, known as Good King Wenceslaus. ?907–929, duke of Bohemia (?925–29); patron saint of Bohemia. Feast day: Sept 28
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