Definition of Arminius

1. Noun. Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609).




2. Noun. German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19).
Exact synonyms: Armin, Hermann
Generic synonyms: German, Hero

Definition of Arminius

1. Proper noun. A chieftain of the Cherusci (an ancient Germanic tribe) who defeated the Romans in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. ¹

2. Proper noun. Jacobus Arminius, Dutch theologian and founder of Arminianism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Arminius

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1. Decisive Battles of the World by Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy, John Gilmer Speed (1899)
"It may be added that an Englishman is entitled to claim a closer degree of relationship with arminius than can be claimed by any German of modern Germany. ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"But the dogmatic disputes were renewed when arminius undertook public lectures on predestination. Gomarus opposed him and published other theses. ..."

3. The Opera Goers' Complete Guide: Comprising Two Hundred and Sixty-eight by Leo Leop Melitz (1921)
"Varus is seated at the banquet table with arminius, surrounded by ... arminius tries to lull Varus into security, but is planning to break the yoke of the ..."

4. The Methodist Review (1833)
"LIFE AND TIMES OF arminius. BY PROFESSOR STUART, OF ANDOVER. IN the-second number of the Biblical Repository for 1831, is an article ..."

5. The Biblical Repository and Classical Review. by American Biblical Repository (1831)
"THE CREED or arminius. In an introduction of some length and much address ... arminius declined a conference on such grounds; inasmuch as this would subject ..."

6. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1895)
"The cause of the Cherusci, championed as it was by so popular a leader as arminius, was looked upon by the Germans generally with greater favour than that ..."

7. A History of Germany: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Friedrich Kohlrausch (1844)
"arminius, or Hermann—arminius and Varus—arminius and ... death of arminius, 21 AD—Further Wars between the Germans and ..."

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