Gustavus

[guh-stey-vuh s, -stah-]
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noun

a male given name, Latinized form of Gustave.

Gustavus I

noun

Gustavus Vasa, 1496–1560, king of Sweden 1523–60.

Gustavus II

noun

Gustavus AdolphusLion of the North, 1594–1632, king of Sweden 1611–32: national military hero (grandson of Gustavus I).

Gustavus III

noun

1746–92, king of Sweden 1771–92: economic and legal reformer.

Gustavus IV

noun

Gustavus Adolphus, 1778–1837, king of Sweden 1792–1809 (son of Gustavus III).

Gustavus V

noun

1858–1950, king of Sweden 1907–50: advocate of Swedish neutrality during World Wars I and II.
Also Gus·taf V, Gus·tav V [guhs-tahv] /ˈgʌs tɑv/.

Gustavus VI

or Gustav VI

noun

Gustaf Adolf, 1882–1973, king of Sweden 1950–73 (son of Gustavus V).
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Gustavus I

noun

called Gustavus Vasa. ?1496–1560, king of Sweden (1523–60). He was elected king after driving the Danes from Sweden (1520–23)

Gustavus II

noun

Gustavus VI

noun

title of Gustaf Adolf. 1882–1973, king of Sweden (1950–73)
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Word Origin and History for gustavus

Gustavus

masc. proper name, Latinized form of Swedish Gustaf; first element of unknown origin, second element literally "staff."

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