Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Male
masc. proper name, from Latin augustus "venerable" (see august). Title initially was a cognomen put on Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus as emperor, with a sense something like "his majesty."
Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - advertisement 14)
Though restored by Augustus and renamed Sebaste, after the great earthquake of 15 B.C., and visited in state by Titus before his Jewish War in 79 B.C., it was ruinous and desolate by Jerome's time 3; but the prestige of its priest-kings partly lingers in the exceptional privileges of the patriarch of the Cypriote Church (see Cyprus, Church Of).