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Meaning of Dionysius Exiguus

Diony'sius Ex•ig'u•us

Pronunciation: (eg-zig'y-us, ek-sig'-), [key]
  1. died a.d. 556?, Scythian monk, chronologist, and scholar: devised the current system of reckoning the Christian era.
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