Definition of Fabius in English:

Fabius

Pronunciation /ˈfābēəs/ /ˈfeɪbiəs/

proper noun

  • (died 203 BC), Roman general and statesman; full name Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus ; known as Fabius Cunctator. After Hannibal's defeat of the Roman army at Cannae in 216 BC, Fabius successfully pursued a strategy of caution and delay in order to wear down the Carthaginian invaders. This earned him his nickname, which means ‘delayer’.