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Arminius

[ahr-min-ee-uh s] /ɑrˈmɪn i əs/
noun
1.
(Hermann) 17? b.c.–a.d. 21, Germanic hero who defeated Roman army a.d. 9.
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Jacobus
[juh-koh-buh s] /dʒəˈkoʊ bəs/ (Show IPA),
(Jacob Harmensen) 1560–1609, Dutch Protestant theologian.
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Hermann

/ˈhɜːmən; German ˈhɛrman/
noun
1.
another name for Arminius

Arminius

/ɑːˈmɪnɪəs/
noun
1.
Also Hermann. ?17 bc–?21 ad, Germanic chieftain: organized a revolt against the Romans in 9 a.d
2.
Jacobus. (dʒəˈkəʊbəs), real name Jacob Harmensen. 1560–1609, Dutch Protestant theologian
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Arminius

German tribal leader who inflicted a major defeat on Rome by destroying three legions under Publius Quinctilius Varus in the Teutoburg Forest (southeast of modern Bielefeld, Ger.), late in the summer of AD 9. This defeat severely checked the emperor Augustus' plans, the exact nature of which is uncertain, for the country between the Rhine and Elbe rivers.

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