[ boh-ee-thee-uh s ]
/ boʊˈi θi əs /


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.
Also Bo·e·tius [boh-ee-shuh s] /boʊˈi ʃəs/.
Also called Boece.

Related forms

Bo·e·thi·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boethian

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for boethian


/ (bəʊˈiːθɪəs) /


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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