Meaning of Linus

Li•nus

Pronunciation: (lī'nus), [key]
    1. a musician and poet, the inventor of melody and rhythm, of whom various stories are told: often identified, through his untimely death, with the harvesting or withering of crops and vegetation.
    2. Also calledLi&prim;nus song&sec;.a dirge: originally sung in western Asia to mourn the death of crops being harvested, later sung to mourn the death of Linus or that of Adonis.
  1. a male given name.

Li•nus

Pronunciation: (lī'nus), [key]
  1. died a.d. 76?, pope 67?–76?.
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