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(Βασίλειος), personal name (meaning “imperial, royal”).

Unknown in antiquity and in the New Testament, the name first appeared in the 4th C. (O. Seeck, RE 3 [1899] 48; PLRE 1:148f). ...

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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