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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

  • Fragments of this work are preserved to us, chiefly in Stobaeus, a few in Boethius and other writers.



  • As to the fourth question, Did Boethius probably know the numerals?

    The Hindu-Arabic Numerals

    David Eugene Smith

  • And, this being so, we may safely conclude that they were not taken from Boethius directly.

  • I think it certain that this early Tale is quite independent of Boethius.

  • Thynne's edition of Chaucer, printed in 1532, contains Boethius.

British Dictionary definitions for boethius


  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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