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Quirinus

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noun Qui·ri·nus \kwə-ˈrī-nəs, -ˈrē-\

Definition of Quirinus

  1. :  an early state god of the Romans later identified with Romulus



Origin of quirinus

Latin


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with quirinus


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