Pronounced Pron. ahr-veer-AHR-gus(Old Celtic, Literature) ahr-veer-AHR-guws(Old Celtic, Literature) [key]
Other Forms FormsArviragus, Arveragus
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Meaning & History
Possibly a Latinized form of an old Celtic name, composed of the elements ard "high, paramount" and rhaig "king". This was the name of a legendary, possibly historical, British king of the 1st century AD. References to him appear in a poem by Juvenal; Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae; William Shakespeare's Cymbeline; and Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.