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  1. Linus(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Latin.

    Etymology: From the name of the second pope, Latin Linus, Ancient Greek Λῖνος ( Lînos ) , of uncertain meaning.


  1. Linus

    In Greek mythology Linus refers to the musical son of Oeagrus, nominally Apollo, and the Muse Calliope. As the son of Apollo and a Muse, either Calliope or Terpsichore, he is considered the inventor of melody and rhythm. Linus taught music to his brother Orpheus and then to Heracles. Linus went to Thebes and became a Theban. According to a legend, he wrote the story of Dionysus and of the other mythical legends in Pelasgic writing. His life was ended by Heracles, who killed Linus with his own lyre after he reprimanded Heracles for making errors. Linus may have been the personification of a dirge or lamentation, as there was a classical Greek song genre known as linos, a form of dirge, which was sometimes seen as a lament for Linus. This would account for his being described as a son of Apollo by a Muse. Linus was also the name of a son of Apollo and Psamathe, whose father was the King Crotopus of Argos. Fearing her father, she exposed the child which was found and killed by sheepdogs. For this reason, they say, Apollo sent Poine to punish the Argives, by snatching children from their mothers. Coroebus then slew Vengeance, causing a second punishment to fall upon the city that was devastated by plague.

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  1. Linus

    Linus Torvalds, the author of Linux. Nobody in the hacker culture has been as readily recognized by first name alone since ken.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of linus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of linus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Dedra Shannon:

    I just took the entire thing down, i wasn’t going to leave Linus and the Christmas tree without having the dialogue. That’s the whole point of why it was put up.

  2. President Obama:

    For half a century, people of all ages have gathered around the tv to watch Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang teach us the true meaning of Christmas.

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