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Meaning of Scipio

Scip•i•o

Pronunciation: (sip'ē-ō", skip'-), [key]
— n.
  1. (“Scipio the Elder”), 237–183b.c.,Roman general who defeated Hannibal.
  2. his adopted grandson(“Scipio the Younger”), c185–129 b.c.,Roman general: besieger and destroyer of Carthage.
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