Ho·​ra·​tius hə-ˈrā-sh(ē-)əs How to pronounce Horatius (audio)
: a hero in Roman legend noted for his defense of a bridge over the Tiber against the Etruscans

Examples of Horatius in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some focus on what happens in a few lonely moments of crisis, casting the nation’s leader as Horatius at the bridge or Casey at the bat. Gideon Rose, Foreign Affairs, 5 July 2017

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Word History



First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Horatius was in 1587

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“Horatius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Horatius. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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