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- Arminius 17? B.C.-A.D. 21. German hero who led the defeat of three legions of Romans in the Teutoburger Wald (A.D. 9), thereby liberating the Germans from Roman rule.
- Arminius, Jacobus 1560-1609. Dutch theologian and founder of Arminianism, which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin and was influential throughout Europe.
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- proper n. A chieftain of the Cherusci (an ancient Germanic tribe) who defeated the Romans in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.
- proper n. Jacobus Arminius, Dutch theologian and founder of Arminianism.
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- n. German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
- n. Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)
From Latin Arminius, probably from Proto-Germanic *erminaz, but has been associated, at least since the 16th century, with the name Herman, German Hermann. (Wiktionary)