Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Latin Valerius, name of a patrician Roman gens, from valere ("to be healthy, strong").

Examples

  • Two extracts from the text of Valerius, which is here lost, both state that proselytising Jews were at this time driven from Rome; the Jupiter Sabazius, whose cult they were propagating, can hardly be other than that of

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus

  • Then she had called Valerius and asked if they wanted a story of the sea, and they had curled up in the hollows of her arms and she had told them about the Argo, the first ship that ever set forth upon the waters; of how, when her prow broke through the waves, the sailors could see white-faced Nereids dance and beckon, and of how she bore within her hold many heroes dedicated to a great quest.

    Roads from Rome

  • "Valerius," a tale descriptive of ancient Rome; "Reginald Dalton," a novel founded on his personal experiences at Oxford; the interesting romance of "Matthew Wald," and "Adam Blair," a Scottish story.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • Biography was at this time a favourite form of literature, and some of the memoirs then written were available for use by later writers, such as Valerius Maximus, Suetonius, and Plutarch; yet it is curious how little has come down to us of the childhood or boyhood of the great men of the time.

    Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero

  • From the mention which is made of it in "Valerius," I this day read the Gospel of Luke, and truly am surprised to find it so very important a part of the New Testament.

    Memoirs of 30 Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

  • So the Romans gave such names as "Valerius" (from valeo), and "Augustus" (from augeo).

    Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II Luther on Sin and the Flood

  • We were obliged to economize, and a little tailor in the Avenue de Clichy, called Valerius, made this suit. "

    Conscience — Complete

  • John Gibson Lockhart, in "Valerius," and Mr. Wilkie Collins in

    A History of English Prose Fiction

  • But the people were vexed and angry, because though Brutus, whom they thought the author of their liberty, would not be consul alone, but had one colleague after another, yet "Valerius," they said, "has got all power into his own hands, and is not so much the heir of the consulship of Brutus as of the tyranny of Tarquin.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume I

  • In the glass shrines upon the altar are the relics of the holy Martyrs Valerius and Vincentius.

    Catholic Bamberg: Banz Abbey

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