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Agrippina II

[ag-ruh-pahy-nuh, -pee-] /ˌæg rəˈpaɪ nə, -ˈpi-/
noun
1.
a.d. 16?–59? mother of the Roman emperor Nero and sister of Caligula.
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  • Here agrippina waited in fear and agitation the return of her messenger.

  • To love like this was of the gods, and he had never loved anything so but agrippina.

    The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
  • This was agrippina Petrovna, servant of his mother, who died in this very house.

    The Awakening Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
  • Nero was inclined to accede to this proposal, but agrippina strongly opposed it.

    Nero Jacob Abbott
  • At length in about five years after the marriage of agrippina herself, Nero and Octavia were married.

    Nero Jacob Abbott
  • This gave agrippina a clew to the situation and she was silent.

  • agrippina was of course admitted, and left her attendants at the door.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • It was the head of the young Augustus upon the form of agrippina.

    Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The bearers were on the point of lifting the bier when agrippina entered.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • In this year he performed his 'agrippina' at Venice, and in 1709 he was still in Hamburg.

British Dictionary definitions for agrippina

Agrippina

/ˌæɡrɪˈpiːnə/
noun
1.
called the Elder. c. 14 bc–33 ad, Roman matron: granddaughter of Augustus, wife of Germanicus, mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger
2.
called the Younger. 15–59 ad, mother of Nero, who put her to death after he became emperor
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