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Definitions for Romulus
ˈrɒm yə ləsro·mu·lus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Romulusnoun

    (Roman mythology) founder of Rome; suckled with his twin brother Remus by a wolf after their parents (Mars and Rhea Silvia) abandoned them; Romulus killed Remus in an argument over the building of Rome


  1. Romulusnoun

    The legendary founder of Rome and the twin brother of Remus.


  1. romulus

    Romulus is a figure in Roman mythology who is traditionally considered the founder and first king of Rome. According to legend, he and his twin brother Remus were raised by a she-wolf after being abandoned as infants. After the twins grew up, there was a dispute over who would rule, and Romulus ended up killing Remus in the conflict. The city of Rome is named after Romulus.


  1. Romulus

    Romulus is a suburban city of Metro Detroit, located in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 23,989 at the 2010 census, an increase from 22,979 in 2000, making the city the 80th largest city in Michigan. Romulus is home to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and a General Motors plant that opened in 1976. The city is the westernmost community in the Downriver area in Wayne County.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Romulus

    legendary founder of Rome, reputed son of Mars and Rhea Silvia (q. v.), daughter of Numitor, king of Alba Longa; exposed at his birth, along with Remus, his twin-brother (q. v.); was suckled by a she-wolf and brought up by Faustulus, a shepherd; opened an asylum for fugitives on one of the hills of Rome, and founded the city in 753 B.C., peopling it by a rape of Sabine women, and afterwards forming a league with the Sabines (q. v.); he was translated to heaven during a thunderstorm, and afterwards worshipped as Quirinus, leaving Rome behind him as his mark.


  1. Romulus

    (Rom′ulus). The traditional founder of Rome. He was a son of Mars and Ilia, and twin brother of Remus. The infants were thrown into the Tiber, but were miraculously saved and suckled by a she-wolf, till they were found by Faustulus, a shepherd, who brought them up. Remus was killed in a quarrel with his brother, and Romulus became the first King of Rome.

Who Was Who?

  1. Romulus

    Remus' twin. Collaborated with his brother in home life and in building Rome.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Romulus is ranked #35147 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Romulus surname appeared 641 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Romulus.

    85.8% or 550 total occurrences were Black.
    4.6% or 30 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    4.3% or 28 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 26 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Romulus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Romulus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Romulus in a Sentence

  1. Alfonsina Russo:

    This area is highly symbolic. This surely cannot be Romulus' tomb, but it is a place of memory, a cenotaph.

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