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  1. Horationoun

    A male given name from Latin.

  2. Etymology: From Latin Horātius, a Roman gens name of uncertain meaning, possibly "timekeeper".


  1. Horatio

    Horatio is an English male given name, an Italianized form of the ancient Roman Latin nomen (name) Horatius, from the Roman gens (clan) Horatia. The modern Italian form is Orazio, the modern Spanish form Horacio. It appears to have been first used in England in 1565, in the Tudor era during which the Italian Renaissance movement had started to influence English culture. The name Horace is another related name from the same Latin source.


  1. Horatio

    Horatio is a character from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. A friend of Prince Hamlet from Wittenberg University, Horatio's origins are unknown, though he is evidently poor and was present on the battlefield when Hamlet's father defeated 'the ambitious Norway'. Horatio is evidently not directly involved in the intrigue at the Danish court; thus, he makes a good foil or sounding board for Hamlet. He is often not identified as any specific court position, but simply as "friend to Hamlet."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Horatio in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Horatio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Horatio in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 5:

    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Alas, poor Yorick I knew him Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy...

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    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
    A defiant
    B epidemic
    C eloquent
    D adscripted

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