from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius 63-12 B.C. Roman soldier and statesman who commanded the fleet that defeated the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra at Actium (31).
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- proper n. a Latin cognomen; borne by important figures of the classical era such as Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and several kings of Judea, mentioned in the bible
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In obstetrics: A person born with the feet foremost.
- n. Foot-presentation; a footling case.
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- n. Roman general who commanded the fleet that defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra at Actium (63-12 BC)
Agrippa is happy with life, with being alive, and prefers it to the alternative.
Hearing about Victor's interest in Agrippa's work, Victor's father disregards it in those terms: do not waste your time upon this; it is sad trash.
Cornelius Agrippa is also a major early influence on Victor Frankenstein, who declares:
Agrippa is so far from thinking him a madman that he thinks he never heard a man argue more strongly, nor talk more to the purpose.
For now I'll simply paraphrase Agrippa: "Thinkest thou that thou canst so quickly persuade me to become a Q skeptic?"
According to Cornelius Heinrich Agrippa (called Agrippa of Nettesheim), a German philosopher, and student of alchemy and magic, who was born in 1486, and died in 1535, "if you would handle adders and snakes without harm, wash your hands in the juice of radishes, and you may do so without harm."
Cutler's software career started at a small company he founded called Agrippa-Ord, located in Monument Square, Concord, Massachusetts (or possibly in Acton, Massachusetts), marketing software for the LINC and PDP-8 computers.
According to Cornelius Heinrich Agrippa (called Agrippa of Nettesheim),
Particularly amusing is the way that politics is depicted as one of the forms of entertainment of the day and how the notable unlovable Octavian wins popularity by surrounding himself with a 'next generation' of young, handsome but capable figures such as Agrippa and Maecenas, and arranges a crowd-pleasing marriage to the young, beautiful and intelligent Livia.
One of our sergeants, named Morley, remonstrated, and in a second 'Agrippa' had struck him two or three times in the face ....