follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

Caligula

[kuh-lig-yuh-luh] /kəˈlɪg yə lə/
noun
1.
(Gaius Caesar) a.d. 12–41, emperor of Rome 37–41.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for Caligula
  • A handful of other sources also add a limited perspective on Caligula.
British Dictionary definitions for Caligula

Caligula

/kəˈlɪɡjʊlə/
noun
1.
original name Gaius Caesar, son of Germanicus. 12–41 ad, Roman emperor (37–41), noted for his cruelty and tyranny; assassinated
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 Caligula

cognomen of the third Roman emperor (12 C.E.-41 C.E.), born Gaius Caesar. The nickname is Latin, literally "little boot," given when he joined his father on military campaigns when still a toddler, in full, child-sized military gear; diminutive of caliga "heavy military shoe," of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Caligula in Culture
Caligula [(kuh-lig-yuh-luh)]

A cruel and insane ruler of the Roman Empire in the first century a.d.; one of the twelve Caesars. To humiliate the senators of Rome, he appointed his horse to the senate.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Caligula

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Caligula

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with Caligula