Arminius

Arminius

[ahr-min-ee-uhs]
noun
1.
(Hermann) 17? b.c.–a.d. 21, Germanic hero who defeated Roman army a.d. 9.
2.
Jacobus [juh-koh-buhs] , (Jacob Harmensen) 1560–1609, Dutch Protestant theologian.
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Arminius (ɑːˈmɪnɪəs)
 
n
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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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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