Claudius

[ klaw-dee-uh s ]
/ ˈklɔ di əs /
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noun

Ap·pi·us [ap-ee-uh s] /ˈæp i əs/, Appius Claudius Crassus, Roman decemvir and consul, 5th cent. b.c.

Definition for claudius (2 of 3)

Claudius I

[ klaw-dee-uh s ]
/ ˈklɔ di əs /

noun

10 b.c.–a.d. 54, Roman emperor a.d. 41–54.

Definition for claudius (3 of 3)

Claudius II


noun

Gothicus, a.d. 214–270, Roman emperor 268–270.
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British Dictionary definitions for claudius (1 of 2)

Claudius

/ (ˈklɔːdɪəs) /

noun

full name Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus. 10 bc –54 ad, Roman emperor (41–54); invaded Britain (43); poisoned by his fourth wife, Agrippina

British Dictionary definitions for claudius (2 of 2)

Claudius II


noun

full name Marcus Aurelius Claudius, called Gothicus. 214–270 ad, Roman emperor (268–270)
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Word Origin and History for claudius

Claudius


masc. proper name, from the name of two Roman gentes, perhaps related to claudus "lame," which is of unknown origin. Related: Claudian.

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