meaning of Caligula

Caligula meaning in Names Dictionary

title given to Gaius Ceasar when he was a child.
Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Male

Caligula meaning in Etymology Dictionary

cognomen associated with the 3rd Roman emperor (12 C.E.-41 C.E.), produced Gaius Caesar. The nickname is Latin, actually "little boot," offered as he joined up with his parent on army promotions whenever still a toddler, in full, child-sized army equipment; diminutive of caliga "heavy military footwear," which is of unknown source.

Caligula meaning in General Dictionary

Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions triggered manifest insanity; mentioned for their cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated (12-41)

Sentence Examples with the word Caligula

Some of the emperors wore crowns on occasion, as Caligula and Domitian, at the games, and stellate or spike crowns are depicted on the heads of several of the emperors on their coins, but no idea of imperial sovereignty was indicated thereby.

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