Claudius

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Claudius. Doublet of Claude.

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Claudius

  1. A male given name from Latin.
  2. The Roman emperor "Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus"

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Traditionally said to be from claudus (lame), however, family history relates that the name was adopted as the Romanized form of an earlier Clausus, the Latin spelling of an original Sabine name. A Sabine word cognate with clausus (shut, closed), perfect passive participle of claudō (I shut, close) seems a more probable origin.

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Proper noun[edit]

Claudius m (genitive Claudiī or Claudī, feminine Claudia); second declension

  1. A Roman gens name.

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Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Claudius Claudiī
Genitive Claudiī
Claudī1
Claudiōrum
Dative Claudiō Claudiīs
Accusative Claudium Claudiōs
Ablative Claudiō Claudiīs
Vocative Claudī Claudiī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: Claude
  • French: Claude
  • Galician: Clodio
  • Italian: Claudio
  • Portuguese: Cláudio
  • Romanian: Claudiu
  • Spanish: Claudio

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