Cincinnatus

[ sin-suh-ney-tuh s, -nat-uh s ]
/ ˌsɪn səˈneɪ təs, -ˈnæt əs /

noun

Lucius Quinc·ti·us [kwingk-tee-uh s] /ˈkwɪŋk ti əs/,519?–439? b.c., Roman general and statesman: dictator 458, 439.

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British Dictionary definitions for lucius quinctius cincinnatus

Cincinnatus
/ (ˌsɪnsɪˈnɑːtəs) /

noun

Lucius Quinctius (ˈluːsɪəs ˈkwɪŋktɪəs). ?519–438 bc, Roman general and statesman, regarded as a model of simple virtue; dictator of Rome during two crises (458; 439), retiring to his farm after each one
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