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Words nearby Linus
Definition for Linus (2 of 2)
- 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.
Example sentences from the Web for Linus
But in this case it is important to note that the parents and grandparents of Linus I. had exceptionally long hair.The Making of Species|Douglas Dewar
There was once a king and a queen who had a son whose name was Linus.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)|Carl Engel
Linus at once without hesitation went and stood beside the writer and looked upon the book.Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories|Arthur Christopher Benson
Of this Linus, Paul makes mention in the epistles to Timothy.The Christ Of Paul|George Reber
Eubulus and Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren, salute thee.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various