early-4th-century bishop of Casae Nigrae in northern Africa: leader of a heretical Christian group.: Compare Donatist.
Aelius. 4th century a.d., Roman grammarian.
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How to use Donatus in a sentence
The first books printed were, of course, the works of the ancient authors, beginning with three editions of Donatus.Invention | Bradley A. Fiske
Donatus and Servius, very good grammarians, give a quite contrary sense of it.Dryden's Works (13 of 18): Translations; Pastorals | John Dryden
A dishonest creditor was proved to be a false swearer and cheat by a corpse endowed with speech by St. Donatus.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
In 1447 the same college bought a Psalter for three shillings and eightpence, and a Donatus for one shilling.Prices of Books | Henry B. Wheatley
Hic a compluribus Olauus est dictus, atque ob animi moderationem Mansueti cognomine Donatus.Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for Donatus
Auelius (ˈiːlɪəs). 4th century ad, Latin grammarian, who taught Saint Jerome; his textbook Ars Grammatica was used throughout the Middle Ages
4th century ad, bishop of Carthage; leader of the Donatists, a heretical Christian sect originating in N Africa in 311 a.d
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