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From Latin Fabianus (“belonging to Fabius”), possibly derived from faba (“bean”).
Latin Fabiānus after Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Fabian was martyred during the persecution under the emperor Decius, his death taking place on the 10th of January 250, and was buried in the catacomb of Calixtus, where a memorial has been found.
She edited a monthly magazine; and wrote at least two dramatic works, The Marriage of Fabian, and a comedy entitled Toissiokoff.
His strategy in dealing with the great host from Gaul was of the Fabian kind.
At a later period Origen sought to vindicate his teaching in a letter to the Roman bishop Fabian, but, it would seem, without success.
But a Fabian policy is never acceptable to an eager people, and when Johnston had been driven back to Atlanta he was superseded by Hood with orders to fight a battle.
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