Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Roman gens of the Octavii, or any member of it.
  • noun One of the members of a committee of finance appointed by James VI., in 1595, to control the Royal Exchequer: so called because eight members of the Secret Council composed the committee.

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  • proper noun historical A male given name.
  • proper noun specifically The name of Augustus (Caesar) used between 44 and 27 BC

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  • noun Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)

Etymologies

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From Latin Octavianus, derivative of Octāvius.

Examples

  • The young Octavian is just this sickly kid who's maybe a coward as well, and goes and hides in a marsh when there's a day of battle and all this sort of thing.

    The True Story Of 'Antony And Cleopatra'

  • The young Octavian is just this sickly kid who's maybe a coward as well, and goes and hides in a marsh when there's a day of battle and all this sort of thing.

    The True Story Of 'Antony And Cleopatra'

  • The young Octavian is just this sickly kid who's maybe a coward as well, and goes and hides in a marsh when there's a day of battle and all this sort of thing.

    The True Story Of 'Antony And Cleopatra'

  • The young Octavian is just this sickly kid who's maybe a coward as well, and goes and hides in a marsh when there's a day of battle and all this sort of thing.

    The True Story Of 'Antony And Cleopatra'

  • Yes, it has some very thrilling moments, but, technically speaking, I still think Octavian is the better book.

    Poor Lois

  • The young Octavian is just this sickly kid who's maybe a coward as well, and goes and hides in a marsh when there's a day of battle and all this sort of thing.

    The True Story Of 'Antony And Cleopatra'

  • Octavian is finally back on the shelves and I am going to have an opportunity to read it.

    Just announced:

  • But here's my go at it: Octavian is raised in an odd house where only he and his mother, a princess in exile, have names.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Stylistically, I like the switch once Octavian is unable to speak of the horrors following the pox party; but I also found the letters written by a common soldier much easier to read (stylistically speaking.)

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • She asks about why Octavian is children's lit and frankly, I haven't seen anyone argue that point except Esme.

    An Interesting Post Over at Planet Esme

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