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[key-uh s]
  1. Saint,died a.d. 296, pope 283–296.
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Also Gaius.
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Examples from the Web for caius

Historical Examples

  • He had left Caius in the charge of his nurse, for the boy's mother was dead.

    Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae

    Jennie Hall

  • "Your father is expected home to-day, master Caius," said the Greek.

  • He looked back at Caius and pulled the blanket over his head.

  • Caius had been with him through much of his work, for Caius served in the same legion.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne

  • The boy apparently said something, although Caius could not catch the voice.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall

British Dictionary definitions for caius


  1. same as Gaius
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Word Origin and History for caius


variant of Gaius, common Roman praenomen. Both forms have the abbreviation C., and the confusion reflects the early Roman uncertainty about the use of gamma (see C).

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