Alexander Alexander n. 1. 1 a European herb ({Smyrnium olusatrum}) somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb.

Syn: Alexanders, black lovage, horse parsley [WordNet 1.5]

2. 1 the famous king of Macedon, son of Philip; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria -- (356-323 BC).

Syn: Alexander the Great [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Alexander — stammt vom altgriechischen Namen Αλέξανδρος, Aléxandros, und bedeutet so viel wie Der die (fremden) Männer abwehrt und Der Beschützer. Die Bedeutung des Namens wird auch in Zusammenhang mit einem Golem in der jüdischen Mythologie gebracht,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alexander — Alexander, Christopher Alexander, islas de Alexander, sir Harold * * * (as used in expressions) William Alexander Abbott Agassiz, Alexander (Emmanuel Rodolphe) Alexander, archipiélago Alexander, Harold (Rupert Leofric George) Alexander, 1 conde… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • ALEXANDER° — ALEXANDER°, name of three Russian czars. ALEXANDER I, czar of Russia 1801–25. Alexander I s character and actions were to a large extent shaped by the vicissitudes he experienced in his struggle against napoleon . His ties with Metternich and the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Alexander — puede refererirse a: Alexander Artículos en Wikipedia Todas las páginas que comienzan por «Alexander» Contenido 1 Personajes 2 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Alexander — Alexander, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 614 Housing Units (2000): 305 Land area (2000): 0.448323 sq. miles (1.161152 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.448323 sq. miles (1.161152 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • ALEXANDER° — ALEXANDER°, name of seven popes. The following are the most significant for Jewish history: ALEXANDER II, reigned 1061–73, consistently followed the policy set by Pope gregory the Great at the end of the sixth century of applying suasion rather… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ALEXANDER — (c. 36–7 B.C.E.), son of herod and mariamne . As Herod s heir presumptive, Alexander was educated in Rome with his younger brother Aristobulus from c. 23–17 B.C.E. On his return to Judea he married Glaphyra, the daughter of Archelaus, king of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Alexander — Alexander1 [al΄ig zan′dər] n. [L < Gr Alexandros, lit., defender of men < alexein, to defend + anēr (gen. andros), man] 1. a masculine name: dim. Alec, Alex, Sandy; equiv. Fr. Alexandre, It. Alessandro, Russ. Aleksandr, Scot. Alistair, Sp.… …   English World dictionary

  • ALEXANDER — ALEXANDER, English family of printers. ALEXANDER ALEXANDER (d. 1807?), pioneer of the Hebrew press in London with Benedict Meyers (Hebrew: Jost) of Halberstadt. In 1770 Alexander and Meyers produced an edition of the Ashkenazi prayer book with… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Alexander — m English, Dutch, German, and Hebrew: from the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros, which is composed of the elements alexein to defend + anēr man, warrior (genitive andros). The compound was probably coined originally as a title of the… …   First names dictionary

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