Definitions for aurelianɔˈri li ən, ɔˈril yən
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, of mostly historical use in English.
Origin: Aurelianus, derivatitive of the gens name Aurelius, "golden".
of or pertaining to the aurelia
an amateur collector and breeder of insects, esp. of butterflies and moths; a lepidopterist
Aurelian, was Roman Emperor from 270 to 275. During his reign, he defeated the Alamanni after a devastating war. He also defeated the Goths, Vandals, Juthungi, Sarmatians, and Carpi. Aurelian restored the Empire's eastern provinces after his conquest of the Palmyrene Empire in 273. The following year he conquered the Gallic Empire in the west, reuniting the Empire in its entirety. He was also responsible for the construction of the Aurelian Walls in Rome, and the abandonment of the province of Dacia. His successes effectively ended the Roman Empire's Crisis of the Third Century, earning him the title Restitutor Orbis or 'Restorer of the World'. Although Domitian was the first Emperor who had demanded to be officially hailed as dominus et deus, these titles never occurred in written form on official documents until the reign of Aurelian.
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