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Word Origin and History for flavius


masc. proper name, from Latin Flavius, a Roman gens name, related to flavus "golden-yellow, blond" (see blue), and probably originally meaning "yellow-haired."

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Examples from the Web for flavius

Historical Examples

  • In what Stress do Flavius and Marullus speak when questioning the citizens?

    The Ontario High School Reader

    A.E. Marty

  • Pray do everything you can for the sake of Flavius and, indeed, of Pompey also.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • Labeo was his lieutenant, and Flavius the chief of the engineers.

  • The wife of the consul Flavius Clemens was a relative of Domitian.

  • Flavius Clemens was also to be present as a companion to Britannicus.

    Darkness and Dawn

    Frederic W. Farrar