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Marius

[mair-ee-uh s, mar-]
noun
  1. Gaius,c155–86 b.c., Roman general and consul: opponent of Lucius Cornelius Sulla.
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  • "Stand up," he commanded, and Marius very readily obeyed him.

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Marius obeyed him, and the men obeyed Marius, and vanished into the gloom of the archway.

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini

  • "There is a droll arrogance about you, Marius," she told him, quietly.

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini

  • "To ward off possible traitors," she told him, and Marius smiled and wagged his head.

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Marius, for all his affected disdain of it, viewed it with a certain respect.

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for marius

Marius

noun
  1. Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?155–86 bc, Roman general and consul. He defeated Jugurtha, the Cimbri, and the Teutons (107–101), but his rivalry with Sulla caused civil war (88). He was exiled but returned (87) and took Rome
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Word Origin and History for marius

Marius

masc. proper name, from Latin Marius, name of a Roman gens.

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