Name: Arminius

Origin and Meaning of the Name Arminius

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    (ahr MEE nee us)
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    Arminius was the name of a Cheruscian chieftain and warlord who defeated the Roman general Varus in the Battle for the Teutoburg Forest. His name is most likely a Latinised form of a Germanic name with either of the elements -armin or -ermin [united or great, magnificant, powerful] or of Herman [from -her; 'lord', 'army' and -man; 'man', 'hero', so 'man' or 'hero of the army'].

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