from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Tiberius In full Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus. 42 B.C.-A.D. 37. Emperor of Rome (A.D. 14-37). Chosen by Augustus to be heir to the throne, he was a suspicious, tyrannical ruler.
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- proper n. A male given name of mostly historical use, in particular, the praenomen of the second Roman emperor Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus, reigning 14-37 CE.
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- n. son-in-law of Augustus who became a suspicious tyrannical Emperor of Rome after a brilliant military career (42 BC to AD 37)
Latin Tiberius, literally 'Of the Tiber', from Tiberis, the river Tiber. Also note Faliscan equivalent *Tiferios. The name is mistaken by some to be of Etruscan origin but note the borrowed variants, Thefarie (from Faliscan) and Teperi (from Latin). (Wiktionary)