Arminius

[ahr-min-ee-uh s]
noun
  1. Hermann, 17? b.c.–a.d. 21, Germanic hero who defeated Roman army a.d. 9.
  2. Ja·co·bus [juh-koh-buh s] /dʒəˈkoʊ bəs/, Jacob Harmensen, 1560–1609, Dutch Protestant theologian.
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  • I looked at the plate upon it; it bore the legend, “Hermann Duntze, Maler.”

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • It was the same last year when Captain Hermann was loading here, he said.

    Falk

    Joseph Conrad

  • We lost the thief of course; but in my disappointment I had to admire Hermann's presence of mind.

    Falk

    Joseph Conrad

  • If there were anybody on earth it was I who could persuade Hermann to take a reasonable view!

    Falk

    Joseph Conrad

  • And Hermann's countenance, mystified before, became very sour.

    Falk

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for hermann

Hermann

noun
  1. another name for Arminius

Arminius

noun
  1. Also: Hermann ?17 bc –?21 ad, Germanic chieftain: organized a revolt against the Romans in 9 a.d
  2. Jacobus. (dʒəˈkəʊbəs), real name Jacob Harmensen. 1560–1609, Dutch Protestant theologian
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