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  1. Saint, died a.d. 76?, pope 67?–76?.

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[ lahy-nuhs ]

  1. Classical Mythology.

    • a musician and poet, the inventor of melody and rhythm, of whom various stories are told: often identified, through his untimely death, with the harvesting or withering of crops and vegetation.

    • Also called Linus song . a dirge: originally sung in western Asia to mourn the death of crops being harvested, later sung to mourn the death of Linus or that of Adonis.

  2. a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Linus in a sentence

  • Now he had paused at the small table by the window, where Polly was waiting to carry some medicine to Linus Hardy.

  • But the most glorious festival was that when they celebrated the marriage of Linus, the king's son, with his sweet foster-sister.

  • The obvious inference is, that, at the time when this letter was written, Linus was not yet in any position of authority.

  • Thou rememberest the incident at the pond of Agrippa about which I told thee at the house of Linus on the eve of my departure.

    Quo Vadis | Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Then both entered the house of Linus, accompanied by the thunder of lions, growing louder and louder.

    Quo Vadis | Henryk Sienkiewicz