Claudius

[klaw-dee-uh s]
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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.

Claudius I

[klaw-dee-uh s]

noun

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

Claudius II

noun

Gothicus, a.d. 214–270, Roman emperor 268–270.
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  • I won it from Claudius,—poor fool, how he trembled to tell me!

  • She had a vision of Claudius the physician brushing by her half-open door.

  • Uncle John means in the open air, Claudius; that will be delightful.

  • Claudius and I have just had one of our most desperate quarrels.

  • You know, Claudius, we have but one wish, and that is to please each other; so do you decide.


British Dictionary definitions for claudius

Claudius

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

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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