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Wenceslaus

or Wenceslas

[wen-sis-laws] /ˈwɛn sɪsˌlɔs/
noun
1.
1361–1419, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1378–1400; as Wenceslaus IV, king of Bohemia 1378–1419.
2.
Saint ("Good King Wenceslaus") a.d. 903?–c935, duke of Bohemia 928–935.
German Wenzel.
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  • I perceived Wenceslaus, in a moment of understatement, to be more than a little disaffected.

    The Land of Look Behind Paul Cameron Brown
  • "Call me Meg, Wenceslaus, but not when mamma is present," was her simple answer.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • It is possibly indirectly through Wenceslaus that Hus became acquainted with the writings and teachings of Wycliffe.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • This is Wenceslaus—Mr. Wenceslaus Arthmann, the sculptor, mamma, and he is doing me in clay.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Now this Wenceslaus drew the relations between England and Bohemia closer together.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • This building was yet unfinished when Wenceslaus was martyred.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • Boleslav succeeded Wenceslaus as first Bohemian Prince of that name.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • Tells also of Charles's troubles, and introduces his son Wenceslaus.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • Towards the end of the reign of this Wenceslaus, whose rule was mild, matters improved somewhat.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • I consented to give away my ward, Wenceslaus Kvatopil's bride.

British Dictionary definitions for Wenceslaus

Wenceslaus

/ˈwɛnsɪsləs/
noun
1.
1361–1419, Holy Roman Emperor (1378–1400) and, as Wenceslaus IV, king of Bohemia (1378–1419)
2.
Saint, known as Good King Wenceslaus. ?907–929, duke of Bohemia (?925–29); patron saint of Bohemia. Feast day: Sept 28
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