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[boh-ee-thee-uh s]
  1. A·ni·ci·us Man·li·us Sev·e·ri·nus [uh-nish-ee-uh s man-lee-uh s sev-uh-rahy-nuh s] /əˈnɪʃ i əs ˈmæn li əs ˌsɛv əˈraɪ nəs/, a.d. 475?–525?, Roman philosopher and statesman.
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Also Bo·e·tius [boh-ee-shuh s] /boʊˈi ʃəs/.
Also called Boece.
Related formsBo·e·thi·an, adjective
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Historical Examples of boethian

  • The translator of the Boethian Metres has taken occasion to bring in this heathen god, whose cult (it seems) was still too active.

    Anglo-Saxon Literature

    John Earle

  • When the Boethian metres make their appearance in Anglo-Saxon poetic dress, they are considerably expanded.

British Dictionary definitions for boethian


  1. Anicius Manlius Severinus (əˈnɪsɪəs ˈmænlɪəs ˌsɛvəˈraɪnəs). ?480–?524 ad, Roman philosopher and statesman, noted particularly for his work De Consolatione Philosophiae . He was accused of treason and executed by Theodoric
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