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[key-uh s] /ˈkeɪ əs/
Saint, died a.d. 296, pope 283–296.
Also, Gaius. Unabridged
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  • But if thou hast anything further to say thou mayest say it to Caius of Thessalonica.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • "Your father is expected home to-day, master Caius," said the Greek.

  • It is impossible to discover even his full name, Gaius or Caius being merely the personal name (praenomen) so common in Rome.

  • He looked back at Caius and pulled the blanket over his head.

  • Caius Calpurnius was ordered not to move his army from Arretium till his successor had arrived.

  • Caius lifted the child, kissed her, put her down, and went on his way.

    The Mermaid Lily Dougall
  • Taurus Antinor emerged alone from the peristyle of Caius Nepos' house.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • It did not occur to Caius that the whip was in his hand otherwise than by accident.

    The Mermaid Lily Dougall
  • As they waded round to the inner side of the island, Caius slowly took off some of his wet clothes and tied them round his neck.

    The Mermaid Lily Dougall
  • As for Caius Simpson, his mind was sore concerning the little girl.

    The Mermaid Lily Dougall
British Dictionary definitions for Caius


same as Gaius
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Caius

variant of Gaius, common Roman praenomen. Both forms have the abbreviation C., and the confusion reflects the early Roman uncertainty about the use of gamma (see C).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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