Pompey

[ pom-pee ]
/ ˈpɒm pi /

noun

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus; "the Great", 106–48 b.c., Roman general and statesman: a member of the first triumvirate.

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British Dictionary definitions for Pompey (1 of 2)

Pompey1
/ (ˈpɒmpɪ) /

noun

an informal name for Portsmouth

British Dictionary definitions for Pompey (2 of 2)

Pompey2
/ (ˈpɒmpɪ) /

noun

called Pompey the Great; Latin name Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. 106–48 bc, Roman general and statesman; a member with Caesar and Crassus of the first triumvirate (60). He later quarrelled with Caesar, who defeated him at Pharsalus (48). He fled to Egypt and was murdered
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