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Though his origin story is murky, he is said to have been an Armenian martyred in fourth-century Turkey while serving as a Roman centurion.
A Centurion lounge is also coming to Philadelphia International Airport, and the lounge in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will be expanded to include additions like a private shower suite and a full bar.
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In ancient Rome, a century was approximately equal to a company in the U.S. Army, and a centurion was roughly equivalent to a captain. Centurions play a role in the New Testament; Jesus performs a miracle for a centurion in Capernaum, centurions are present at the crucifixion, and in later years St. Paul is arrested by centurions. According to a writer of the time, centurions were chosen for their size and strength, their abilities at swordplay and at throwing missiles, and the quality of their discipline, which was partly shown by how well their soldiers kept their own armor polished.
Origin and Etymology of centurion
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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