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Drusilla
fem. proper name, L. fem. dim. of Drusus, frequent surname in Livian gens, earlier Drausus, perhaps a Celt. word, lit. "strong" (cf. O.Celt. *dru- "oak," also "strong").
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Drusilla definition


third and youngest daughter of Herod Agrippa I. (Acts 12:1-4, 20-23). Felix, the Roman procurator of Judea, induced her to leave her husband, Azizus, the king of Emesa, and become his wife. She was present with Felix when Paul reasoned of "righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come" (Acts 24:24). She and her son perished in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, A.D. 79.

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