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  1. Mauricenoun

    A male given name from Latin.

    For some reason I am a man known by his surname; I might never have been christened for all the use my friends make of the rather affected Maurice my literary parents gave me.

    Etymology: From Late Latin Mauritius, derived from Maurus ("Moor; dark, swarthy") . Popularized by a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyr.

  2. Mauricenoun

    A patronymic surname.

    Etymology: From Late Latin Mauritius, derived from Maurus ("Moor; dark, swarthy") . Popularized by a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyr.

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  1. Maurice

    Maurice was Byzantine Emperor from 582 to 602. A prominent general in his youth, Maurice fought with success against the Sassanid Persians. Once he became Emperor, he brought the war with Persia to a victorious conclusion: the Empire's eastern border in the Caucasus was vastly expanded and for the first time in nearly two centuries the Romans were no longer obliged to pay the Persians thousands of pounds of gold annually for peace. Maurice campaigned extensively in the Balkans against the Avars – pushing them back across the Danube by 599. He also conducted campaigns across the Danube, the first Emperor to do so in over two hundred years. In the West, he established two large semi-autonomous provinces called exarchates, ruled by exarchs, or viceroys, of the emperor. In Italy, Maurice established the Exarchate of Ravenna in 584, the first real effort by the Empire to halt the advance of the Lombards. With the creation of the Exarchate of Africa in 590, he further solidified the empire's hold on the western Mediterranean. His reign was troubled by financial difficulties and almost constant warfare. In 602, a dissatisfied general named Phocas usurped the throne, having Maurice and his six sons executed. This event would prove cataclysmic for the Empire, sparking a devastating war with Persia that would leave both empires weakened prior to the Muslim invasions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maurice in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maurice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Corinne Fesseau:

    Today Maurice has won a battle for the whole of France.

  2. Sean Bailey:

    When you're able to bring wonderful casts to some of these characters -- that haven't been realized in live action... you can sort of bring layers and texture, if you look at something like 'Beauty and the Beast,' well, why is Belle's father, Maurice, so protective? Why is she in the provincial town? You can expand the stories and enhance the stories.

  3. Barry Gibb:

    Of course [I miss them], we spent over 40 years around one microphone; how do you ever get past that? You dont. But if I get the opportunity to be on stage, as far as I can tell, theyre right there with me. I can still smell the cologne that Maurice used. When youre around one microphone, there are things you just never forget.

  4. Jeff Melvoin:

    CHRIS What's art, Holling Is a Davinci art Dada art If you wrap up the whole Reichstag in toilet paper, is that art HOLLING Well, I can't give you a complete definition, but I think it would be something Maurice would be willing to give good money for. CHRIS Yeah, well, you're starting to scare me cause if that's art, then I got to get a whole new gig.

  5. Coming to America:

    Maurice Oh yeah, I started out mopping the floor just like you guys. Then I moved up to washing lettuces. Now, I'm working the fat fryer. Pretty soon I'll make assistant manager, and that's when the big bucks start rolling in.

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