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Aelius Donatus

Definition of the noun aelius donatus

What does aelius donatus mean as a name of something?


  1. Roman grammarian whose textbook on Latin grammar was used throughout the Middle Ages (fourth century)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Aelius Donatus: Donatus
    • instance of: grammarian / syntactician = a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax


Who is Aelius Donatus?

Aelius Donatus was a Roman grammarian and teacher of rhetoric. The only fact known regarding his life is that he was the tutor of St. Jerome.

  • also known as 多纳图斯
  • profession: Writer

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Google previewA Milton Encyclopedia (1983)

by William Bridges Hunter

Jerome's teacher, Aelius Donatus. (Other less reliable lives were also known : one was attributed to Probus in the first century and ...

Google previewLexicon Grammaticorum (2009)

A bio-bibliographical companion to the history of linguistics by Harro Stammerjohann

Die Ars minor des Aelius Donatus: lat. Text undkommentiertedt. Übersetzung einer antiken Elementargrammatik aus dem 4. Jahrhundert nach Christus, A. Schçnberger ed., Francofurti Moenani (Bibliotheca Romanica et Latina, 6).

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Proper Names and Notable Matters in the Works of Dante

Donato, Aelius Donatus, celebrated Roman grammarian of Cent, iv, said ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

Aelius Donatus is to be distinguished from Tiberius Claudius Donatus, the author of a commentary (Interpretations) on the Aeneid (of far less value than that of ...

Google previewThe Spenser Encyclopedia (2003)

by A.C. Hamilton

Servius' older contemporary, Aelius Donatus, annotated the text ina more literalmanner withvaluable insight intoitsdiction, syntax, and rhetoricalfigures.

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