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augustus


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Augustus 
  n  :  63  BC  -  14  AD  [syn:  {Augustus},  {Gaius  Octavianus},  {Gaius 
  Julius  Caesar  Octavianus},  {Octavian}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Augustus 
  the  cognomen  of  the  first  Roman  emperor,  C.  Julius  Caesar 
  Octavianus,  during  whose  reign  Christ  was  born  (Luke  2:1).  His 
  decree  that  "all  the  world  should  be  taxed"  was  the  divinely 
  ordered  occasion  of  Jesus'  being  born,  according  to  prophecy 
  (Micah  5:2),  in  Bethlehem.  This  name  being  simply  a  title 
  meaning  majesty"  or  "venerable,"  first  given  to  him  by  the 
  senate  (B.C.  27),  was  borne  by  succeeding  emperors.  Before  his 
  death  (A.D.  14)  he  associated  Tiberius  with  him  in  the  empire 
  (Luke  3:1),  by  whom  he  was  succeeded. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Augustus,  increased,  augmented 
 




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