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[sip-ee-oh, skip-]
  1. Pub·li·us Cor·nel·ius Scipio Af·ri·ca·nus Major [puhb-lee-uh s kawr-neel-yuh s, af-ri-key-nuh s, -kan-uh s, -kahn-] /ˈpʌb li əs kɔrˈnil yəs, ˌæf rɪˈkeɪ nəs, -ˈkæn əs, -ˈkɑn-/, Scipio the Elder, 237–183 b.c., Roman general who defeated Hannibal.
  2. his adopted grandsonPublius Cornelius Scipio Ae·mil·i·a·nus Africanus Minor [ee-mil-ee-ey-nuh s] /iˌmɪl iˈeɪ nəs/, Scipio the Younger, c185–129 b.c., Roman general: besieger and destroyer of Carthage.
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Historical Examples of scipio

  • He opened the season of 1730 on November 3, with his former rle of Scipio.


    Edward J. Dent

  • The Scipionism of Scipio is precisely that part he could not borrow.

    Essays, First Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Scipio followed up his words with a glance of smiling amiability.

  • The humility, devotion, the goodness of Scipio meant nothing to her.

  • This intimacy with Scipio began to carry an ill-flavor with the men of the place.

British Dictionary definitions for scipio


  1. full name Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major. 237–183 bc, Roman general. He commanded the Roman invasion of Carthage in the Second Punic War, defeating Hannibal at Zama (202)
  2. full name Publius Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus Minor. ?185–129 bc, Roman statesman and general; the grandson by adoption of Scipio Africanus Major. He commanded an army against Carthage in the last Punic War and razed the city to the ground (146). He became the leader (132) of the opposition in Rome to popular reforms
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