Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Roman Mythology The twin brother of Romulus.

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  • proper n. The legendary founder of Rome and the twin brother of Romulus.
  • proper n. A male given name, rare in English.

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  • n. (Roman mythology) the twin brother of Romulus

Etymologies

Latin Remus (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Remus, His Songs and His Sayings_ (1880), _Nights with Uncle Remus_ (1881),

    History of American Literature

  • Kevin Remus told the Portage Daily Register they decided to leave because the road could soon become impassible.

    Wisconsin Levee Weakens As Neighborhood Becomes Island

  • Could it be, that in Remus Lupin, we have one of the first, strong and deeply likeable Bisexual characters?

    The Harry Potter subtext debate

  • Uncle Remus is a fictional character, hence you are using fiction to back up your feeble argument due to not being able to find anything factual, which makes your claims of anything being over anyone else’s head amusing at best.

    Think Progress » Rep. Trent Franks: African-Americans were better off under slavery.

  • Palazzo Farnese, was found in the temple of Romulus and Remus, which is now dedicated to Sts. Cosmo and Damiano, who were also twin brothers.

    Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)

  • It involves two types of unmanned deep-water vehicles, a torpedo-shaped robot called the Remus 6000 with sensors and sonar scanners, used to locate and photograph the wreck, and a Remora 6000 fitted with arms that can pick up pieces--it was this machine that retrieved the recorders.

    Boing Boing

  • As soon as they arrived at the cove, they lost no time in loading the boat; the nails, and iron work of every description, with the twine and tools, composed the major part of the first cargo; and calling Remus, who was lying on the sandy beach, they shoved off, hoisted their sail, and in an hour had regained the bay, and passed through the reef.

    Masterman Ready The Wreck of the "Pacific"

  • Oklahoma town names range from the slightly bizarre -- such as Remus named for the traditional founder of Rome who was slain by his twin brother Romulus (coincidentally, the town of Romulus is five miles to the west) -- to the slightly uninspired Yewed, which was supposed to be named after Admiral George Dewey in the late 1800s.

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  • It was characteristic of Dick, too, to call himself Romulus and his friend Remus, meaning no slight, simply because he always took himself for granted as the leading spirit.

    Fort Amity

  • "Remus, " said Hermione tentatively, -is everything all right ... you know ... between you and " -

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

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