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Marius

[mair-ee-uh s, mar-]
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noun
  1. Gaius,c155–86 b.c., Roman general and consul: opponent of Lucius Cornelius Sulla.
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Marius

noun
  1. Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?155–86 bc, Roman general and consul. He defeated Jugurtha, the Cimbri, and the Teutons (107–101), but his rivalry with Sulla caused civil war (88). He was exiled but returned (87) and took Rome
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Word Origin and History for gaius marius

Marius

masc. proper name, from Latin Marius, name of a Roman gens.

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