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masc. proper name, from Latin Flavius, a Roman gens name, related to flavus "golden-yellow, blond" (see blue), and probably originally meaning "yellow-haired."

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  • flavius ridiculed their work, asking them, in a tone of contempt, if they considered that the proper way to dig a military grave.

    Nero Jacob Abbott
  • Pray do everything you can for the sake of flavius and, indeed, of Pompey also.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • This plan was acceded to by the conspirators, and it was left to flavius to select a favorable time for the execution of it.

    Nero Jacob Abbott
  • In what Stress do flavius and Marullus speak when questioning the citizens?

  • It continued seven years longer in the East, where to flavius Basilius, consul in 541, no successor was given.

    The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
  • Labeo was his lieutenant, and flavius the chief of the engineers.

  • Sold two sheep to flavius Curtis and took his note for $6, payable in boots on or before March the first.

    The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller
  • flavius Clemens was also to be present as a companion to Britannicus.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • His astonishment was succeeded by violent rage, and he ordered flavius to be led out to immediate execution.

    Nero Jacob Abbott
  • flavius Vopiscus says that Aurelian had no dress wholly of silk (holosericum).

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford

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