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  • German chieftain whose victory over a Roman army in the Teutoburger Wald (AD 9) helped halt the expansion of Roman power east of the Rhine.
  • Jacobus,Dutch theologian and founder of Arminianism.

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  • proper noun A chieftain of the Cherusci (an ancient Germanic tribe) who defeated the Romans in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.
  • proper noun Jacobus Arminius, Dutch theologian and founder of Arminianism.

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  • noun German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
  • noun Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)


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From Latin Arminius, probably from Proto-Germanic *erminaz, but has been associated, at least since the 16th century, with the name Herman, German Hermann.


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