Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name, of mostly historical use in English.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. son of Antigonus Cyclops and king of Macedonia; he and his father were defeated at the battle of Ipsus (337-283 BC)

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Δημήτριος "belonging to Δημήτηρ (Demeter, the earth goddess)"; from Δή (De), an early form of Γή (Ge) "earth" + μήτηρ (meter) "mother". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Maybe the ship Demetrius is from Aerelon, too, according Demeter's role in the Greek mythology.

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  • Demetrius is a ship in the Fleet and was first mentioned quite some time ago.

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  • Corrhaeus, two sons; the one of whom, after the name of his uncle, he called Demetrius, the other had that of his grandfather Philip, and died young.

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  • "We are a different team when Demetrius is healthy, he is the second best ballhandler behind Kevin and right now he is shooting better than anyone on the team," Esherick said.

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  • "He whom they called Demetrius, the merchant of Alexandria, but whom once I knew by another name," answered Nehushta in a slow voice while

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  • The official story was that only one man had ever died at the hands of Trophonius, and that he — known to be the lowlife bodyguard of a man called Demetrius — had deliberately gone into the cavern to steal gold and silver.

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  • A general league of the kings, who were now gathering and combining their forces to attack Antigonus, recalled Demetrius from Greece.

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  • Upon this occasion, one of the comic writers gave Lamia the name of the real Helepolis; and Demochares of Soli called Demetrius Mythus, because the fable always has its Lamia, and so had he.

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  • What if visionary, charismatic Alexander the Great was succeeded by a practical, realistic younger brother, called Demetrius, who handed India over to Chandragupta, circumnavigated Arabia, established a frontier on the Caucasus, and an imperial capital at Alexandria the Metropolis?

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  • It was in the reign of Nero, that a cinical mock-philosopher, called Demetrius, saw, for the first time, one of these pantomime compositions.

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