follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

Claudius

[klaw-dee-uh s] /ˈklɔ di əs/
noun
1.
Appius [ap-ee-uh s] /ˈæp i əs/ (Show IPA), (Appius Claudius Crassus) Roman decemvir and consul, 5th cent. b.c.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for appius claudius crassus

Claudius

/ˈklɔːdɪəs/
noun
1.
full name Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus. 10 bc–54 ad, Roman emperor (41–54); invaded Britain (43); poisoned by his fourth wife, Agrippina
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for appius claudius crassus

Claudius

masc. proper name, from the name of two Roman gentes, perhaps related to claudus "lame," which is of unknown origin. Related: Claudian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
appius claudius crassus in the Bible

lame. (1.) The fourth Roman emperor. He succeeded Caligula (A.D. 41). Though in general he treated the Jews, especially those in Asia and Egypt, with great indulgence, yet about the middle of his reign (A.D. 49) he banished them all from Rome (Acts 18:2). In this edict the Christians were included, as being, as was supposed, a sect of Jews. The Jews, however soon again returned to Rome. During the reign of this emperor, several persecutions of the Christians by the Jews took place in the dominions of Herod Agrippa, in one of which the apostle James was "killed" (12:2). He died A.D. 54. (2.) Claudius Lysias, a Greek who, having obtained by purchase the privilege of Roman citizenship, took the name of Claudius (Acts 21:31-40; 22:28; 23:26).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Claudius

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for appius

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends