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Sen-naeh'er-ib, [Heb. TinjD,] King of Assyria,
was a son of Sargon, whom he succeeded about 702 B.C.
He invaded Judea in the reign of Hezekiah, defeated
the Egyptian allies of the King of Judah, and extorted
from him a large amount of gold and silver. His army
besieged Jerusalem, but was overthrown by the angel of
the Lord, who " went forth and smote in the camp of
the Assyrians an hundred and four score and five thou-
sand," so that Sennacherib returned in haste to Nineveh.
He reigned twenty-four years, and was killed by his sons
in 68 1 B.C.

See II. Kings xviii., xix. ; NIEBUHR. " Geschichte Assurs und

Sennert, sSn'n^Rt, [Lat. SENNER'TUS,] (ANDREAS,)
a German Orientalist, born at Wittenberg in 1606, was
a son of Daniel, noticed below. He became professor
of Hebrew at Wittenberg in 1638. He published a
number of works. Died in 1689.
See NICB'RON, " Me'moires."

Sennert or Sen-ner'tus, [Fr. SENNERT, s^'naiR',]
(DANIEL,) a German physician, born at Breslau in 1572,
became professor of medicine at Wiirtemberg. He was

the author of numerous works, and enjoyed a high repu-
tation in his profession. Died in 1637.

See BAYLH, " Historical and Critical Dictionary ;" NIC^RON.

Sennertus. See SENNERT.

Sen'ter, (ISAAC,) an eminent American physician,
born in New Hampshire in 1755. He served as surgeon
in the Revolutionary war, and afterwards practised at
Newport, Rhode Island. Died in 1799.

Seona. See SIOFN.

Sepp, se'p or zSp, (JOHANN NEPOMUK,) a Catholic
theologian, born at Tbltz, in Bavaria, in 1816, became
professor of history at Munich. He wrote a " Life of
Jesus," in answer to that of Strauss, and " Paganism
and its Signification for Christianity," (1853,) in which
he favours the system of Schelling.

Sep'pings, (Sir ROBERT,) an English naval architect,
born in 1768, made several important improvements in
ship-building, among which' was the system of diagonal
bracing and trussing. In acknowledgment of his ser-
vices he was elected to the Royal Society in 1814, and
obtained the Copley medal from that institution. He
published a treatise " On a New Principle of construct-
ing Ships in the Mercantile Navy," and other similar
works, in the " Philosophical Transactions." Died in 1 840.

Septalius. See SETTALA.

Septimiua Severus. See SEVERUS.

Sepulveda, de, di sa-pool'va-Da, (JUAN GINEZ,) a
celebrated Spanish historian and scholar, born near
Cordova about 1490. He studied at the University
of Alcala, and subsequently at Rome, where he was
patronized by Cardinal Carpi. In 1536 he became his-
toriographer to the emperor Charles V., and was after-
wards appointed tutor to his son Philip. Among his
principal historical works are his " History of the Em-
peror Charles V.," " History of Philip II.," and " His-
tory of the Spanish Conquests in Mexico," all in Latin.
He also wrote a treatise entitled " Democrates Se
cundus," in which he attempts to justify the barbarous
treatment of the Indians by the Spaniards, and to refute
the arguments of Las Casas in their favour. The work
was condemned by the principal Spanish universities,
and was never printed. Sepulveda translated portions
of Aristotle into Latin, and published a number of
learned essays in that language. He was one of the
most accomplished scholars and writers of his time.
Died in 1574.

Sepulveda, de, (LORENZO,) a Spanish writer of the
sixteenth century, was the author of " Romances nueva-
mente sacadas de Historias antiguas de la Cronica de
Espana," and other works of the kind, which had a high
reputation at the time.


Serafini, si-ra-fee'nee, (LuiGl,) an Italian cardinal,
born at Magliano, June 7, 1808. In 1877 he was created
a cardinal-priest Died February 2, 1894.

Serao, sa-ri'o, [Lat SERA'US,] (FRANCESCO,) an
Italian physician, born near A versa in 1702. He be-
came professor of medicine at Naples, and chief physician
to Ferdinand IV. Died in 1783.

Serao, (MATILDE,) a novelist, born at Patras,
Greece, in 1856. Her novels deal mainly with life in
Naples, and include " Le Amanti," (1894,) and

Serapion, a Syrian physician, called SERAPION SE-
NIOR, is supposed to have flourished in the tenth century.
Two of his medical works are extant.

Serapion, an Arabian physician, commonly called
JUNIOR, is supposed to have lived in the eleventh century.
He was the author of a work " On Simple Medicaments^"
which has been translated into Latin.

Se-ra'pis or Sa-ra'pis, [Gr. Zopamf; Fr. SERAPIS,
Si'ri'pess',] the name of an Egyptian divinity, identical
in most respects with Osiris. Clemens of Alexandria,
Macrobius, and others mention Serapis and Isis as the
great divinities of Egypt. Serapis (in old Egyptian,
Hesiri-Hapi, i.e. " Osiris- Apis") was a name given to Apis
after his death, when he became identified with Osiris.

Se-ra'rI-UB or sa'rS're'iis', (NICOLAS,) a learned
French Jesuit, born in Lorraine about 1550. He wrote

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several works against Luther; also, commentaries on
Scripture. Died in 1609 or 1610.

Serassi, si-ris'see, (PIETRO ANTONIO,) an Italian
biographer and critic, born at Bergamo in 1721. He
became secretary to Cardinal Furietti at Rome about
1760. He edited the poems of Petrarch, Dante, and
other Italian poets. His chief work is a " Life of Tor-
quato Tasso," ("Vita di T. Tasso," 1785,) which is
highly esteemed, and presents a vivid picture of the
literary history of Tasso's time. Died in 1791.

See TIPALDO, "Biografia degli Italiani Ulustri;" "Nouvelle Bio-
graphic Ge'ne'rale."

Serbelloni, seR-bel-lo'nee, (GABRIEL,) an able Italian
general, born at Milan in 1508. He fought for Charles
V. and Philip II. of Spain. He distinguished himself
at the battle of Lepanto, (1571.) Died in 1580.

Sercey, de, deh seVs!', (PIERRE CESAR CHARLES
GUILLAUME,) MARQUIS, a French vice-admiral, born
near Autun in 1753. He commanded in the East Indies
with success in 1796-99. Died in 1836.

Se-re'nus, (AuLUS SEPTIMIUS,) a Roman lyric poet,
and contemporary of Martial, was the author of " Opas-
cula Ruralia," on the enjoyments of country life. A few
fragments only of this work are extant

Serenas, (QuiNTUS.) See SAMONICUS.

Sergardi, sSR-gaR'dee, (LoDOVico,) an Italian satiri-
cal poet, born at Sienna in 1660, called himself QUINTUS
SECTANUS. He attacked Gravina in a series of satires
entitled " Satires of Quintus Sectanus against Philode-
mus," ("Quinti Sectani Satyrae in Philodemum," 1694.)
Died in 1726.

Serge. See SERGIUS.

Sergeant, (ADELINE,) an English novelist, bom
at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, in 1851. Of her numerous
novels the best known is " The Story of a Penitent
Soul," (1892.)

Sergeant, sar'jant, (JOHN,) an eminent American
jurist and statesman, born in Philadelphia in 1779. He
was a son of Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, who wao
attorney-general of Pennsylvania. He graduated at
Princeton College in 1795, and practised law in Phila-
delphia. He was retained as counsel in the most impor-
tant cases in the supreme court of his own State and
in that of the United States. He represented a district
of his native city in Congress from 1815 to 1823, from
1827 to 1829, and from 1837 to 1842. In 1832 he was
the Whig candidate for the office of Vice-President,
(Henry Clay being the Presidential candidate,) but re-
ceived only forty-nine electoral votes. He took an
important part against the extension of slavery in the
contest which resulted in the Missouri compromise of
1820, and delivered on that occasion a speech of rare
eloquence and power. His " Select Speeches" were
published in 1832. Died in 1852.

Sergei or Sergell, seVgel, (JoHAN TOBIAS,) an emi-
nent Swedish sculptor, born at Stockholm in 1740. He
visited Rome in 1767, where he resided many years, and,
after his return, was appointed by Gustavus III. court
sculptor and. professor in the Academy of Arts. Among
his master-pieces are " Cupid and Psyche," " Othryades
the Spartan," and " Diomedes carrying off the Palla-
dium." Died in 1814.

Sergent, seVzhoN', (ANTOINE FRANCOIS,) a French
Jacobin, born at Chartres in 1751. He was a violent
member of the Convention, (1792-95,) and published
several works. Died in 1847.

Ser'gl-us [Fr. SERGE, seRzh ; It. SERGIO, seR'je-o or
siR'jo] L, Pope of Rome, born at Palermo, succeeded
Conon in 687 A.D. He sent missionaries to convert the
Saxons. Having refused his consent to the canons
issued by the council assembled in Constantinople by
Justinian II., the latter ordered his arrest ; but, the
soldiers taking sides with the pope, he remained in pos-
session of his see. He died in 701, and was succeeded
by John VI.

Sergius H., born at Rome, was elected pope in 844
A.D. During his pontificate the Saracens invaded Italy
and ravaged the country near Rome, but did not enter
the city. Died in 847.

Sergius HI. succeeded Christopher as pope in 904

A.D., being elected through the influence of the Marquil
of Tuscany and the profligate Theodora and her daugh-
ter Marozia. His son by Marozia was afterwards Pope
John X. Sergius died in 913, and was succeeded by
Anastasius IV.

Sergius IV. was elected successor to John XVIII.
in 1009 A.D. He died in 1012, and Benedict VIII. was
chosen to succeed him.

Sergius, Patriarch of Constantinople, born probably
in Syria, was a Monothelite. He became patriarch in
610, and died in 639 A.D.

Serieys, seh-re-4', (ANTOINE,) a French compiler of
nistories, etc., born in Rouergue in 1755; died in 1829,

Serimner. See SAEHRIMNIR.

Seripandi, sa-re-pan'dee, or Seripando, sa-re-pan'-
do, (GlROLAMO,) a learned Italian prelate and writer,
born at Naples in 1493, distinguished himself at the
Council of Trent. Died in 1563.

Serizay, de, deh seh-re'zi , (JACQUES,) a French
poet, born in Paris about 1590, was one of the first
members of the French Academy. Died in 1653.

Serle, serl, (AMBROSE,) an English devotional writer,
born about 1740. Among his works is "Christian Hus-
bandry," (1804.) Died in 1812.

Serlio, seVle-o, (SEBASTIANO,) an Italian architect
and writer upon art, born at Bologna in 1475. He was
appointed in 1541, by Francis I., King of France, archi-
tect at the palace of Fontainebleau. He was author of
"Treatises on Architecture," ("Opere di Architettura.")
Died in 1552.

Sermoneta, seR-mo-na'tl, (MICHELANGELO Caa-
tani.) DUKE OF, an Italian artist and author, born in
1804. He wrote able essays on Dante, and published
excellent illustrations for the " Divina Commedia."
His marble statue of " Cupid Bound" won him great
fame, and he made many fine designs for jewels. He
became blind in 1865.

Sermoneta, da. See SICIOLANTE.

Serouz d'Agincourt See D'AGINCOURT.

Serpa-Pinto, seVpa pin'to, (ALEXANDER ALBERT
da Rocba,) a Portuguese soldier, born at Tendaes,
April 20, 1846. He was commissioned in the army in
1864, and in 1869 served with honour in East Africa,
after which he made an extensive expedition into the
interior, and returned to Europe via the Comoro and
Seychelles Islands and Goa. He traversed the African
continent from Benguela to Durban, 1877-79. His nar-
rative " How I Crossed Africa," (2 vols., 1881,) in its
English translation, was widely read.

Serrano, s?r-ra'no, (FRANCISCO,) a Spanish general
and politician, born in Arjonilla, September 17, 1810.
He was appointed captain-general of the artillery in 1854.
He opposed Narvaez in 1857, and was Captain-General
of Cuba from 1860 to 1862. He was president of the
provisional government formed by the insurgents who
deposed Isabel in September, 1868, and was elected
Regent of Spain by the Cortes in June, 1869. In 1883
he was sent as ambassador to Paris. Died in 1885.

Serranus. See LAMBERT, (FRANC.OIS,) and SERRES.

Serrao, ser-rl'o, (GIOVAN ANDREA,) a learned Ital-
ian ecclesiastic, born in Calabria in 1731. He became
Bishop of Potenza in 1782. In 1799 he was massacred
by the royalists because he was a Liberal.

Serre, de, deh saiR, (PIERRE FRANC.OIS HERCULE,)
COMTE, a French orator and minister of state, born near
Pont-a-Mousson in 1776. He was appointed first presi-
dent of the court of Colmar in 1815, and president of
the Chamber of Deputies in 1816. He was a moderate
royalist and doctrinaire in politics. In December, 1818,
he became keeper of the seals, or minister of justice.
He resigned office in December, 1821. Died in 1824.

See GUIZOT, " Me'moires," tome i. : " Nouvelle Biographic G^n<-

Series, saiR or sairz, ? (DOMINIC,) a painter of ma
rine views and naval battles, was born at Auch, in
France. He went to England about 1764, and worked
in that country many years. Died in 1793.

Serres, saiR, (EriENNERENAUDAUGUSTiN,) a French
physiologist, born at Clairac in 1786. He became pro-
fessor of comparative anatomy at the Jardin des Plantes

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in 1839. He produced, besides other works, "The
Laws of Osteogeny," (1815,) and "The Comparative
Anatomy of the Brain in the Four Classes of Vertebrate
Animals," (2 vols., 1824-26.) He discovered that the
development of animals and their organs proceeds from
the circumference towards the centre. Died in 1868.

See " Nouvelle Biographic Generale ;" CALUSEN," Medicinisches

Serres, sairz, ? (OLIVE,) an English artist, wife of
Dominic, noticed above, was born at Warwick in 1772,
and was appointed landscape-painter to the Prince of
Wales. In 1815 she publicly claimed the title of Princess
of Cumberland, pretending that she was the daughter
of Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland, by his mar-
riage with a Miss Wilmot. In 1822 a motion was made
in the House of Commons to investigate her claims,
which was successfully opposed by Sir Robert Peel.
She died in poverty in 1834.

Serres, de, deh saiR, [Lat. SERRA'NUS,] (JEAN,) a
French Protestant minister and historian, born at Ville-
neuve de Berg about 1540. He wrote, besides other
works, "Memoirs of the Third Civil War," (1569,) and
"History of France in the Reigns of Henry II., Francis
II., Charles IX., and Henry III.," (1595.) He received
from Henry IV. the title of historiographer in 1597.
Died at Geneva in 1598.

See NICKRON, "M^moires;" MM. HAAG, "La France protes-
tante;" "Nouvelle Biographic Ge^rale."

Serres, de, (MARCEL,) a French naturalist, born at
Montpellier in 1782. He was appointed professor of
geology and natural history in his native city in 1820,
and wrote numerous works on geology, palseontology,
etc., among which is " The Cosmogony of Moses com-
pared with Geological Facts," (1838.) Died in 1862.

Series, de, (OLIVIER,) Seigneur de Pradel, a French
Protestant and writer on agriculture, born n^ar Ville-
neuve de Berg (Ardeche) about 1539, was a brother of
the preceding. He published a valuable work on rational
and methodical agriculture, entitled " Le Theatre d' Agri-
culture," (1600,) often reprinted. His style is admirable
and finely adapted to the subject. Died in 1619.

See F. DK NEUFCHATEAU, " Eloge historique d'O. de Serres,"
1790 ; " Nouvelle Biographic Generale ;" MM. HAAG, " La France

Serret, s|'r|', (JOSEPH ALFRED,) a French mathe-
matician, born in 1819, has written on analysis, etc.

Serrigny, si'ren'ye', (DENIS,) a French jurist, born
at Savigny-sur-Beaune about 1804. He published a
" Treatise on the Public Law of the French," (2 vols.,
1845,) and other works. Died in 1876.

Sertorio. See SERTORIUS.

Ser-to'rl-us, [It. SERTORIO, seR-to're-o,] (QuiNTUS,)
a famous Roman general, born at Nursia, in the country
of the Sabines. He was liberally educated. He displayed
courage and capacity in the war which Marius conducted
against the Cimbri and Teutones about 101 B.C. Just
before the Marsic war began, he was appointed quasstor
in Cisalpine Gaul, 91 B.C. " His martial intrepidity did
not abate," says Plutarch, " when he arrived at the de-
gree of general. His personal exploits were still great,
and he faced danger in the most fearless manner ; in
consequence of which he had one of his eyes struck
out" He offered himself as a candidate for the office
of tribune, but was defeated by Sulla's faction, and
became an enemy of that great leader. In the civil war
which began about 88 he fought with Cinna against the
partisans of Sulla. After Marius returned from Africa,
the troops of the popular party were divided into three
equal parts, commanded respectively by Marius, Ser-
torius, and Cinna, who, acting in concert, defeated the
enemy and made themselves masters of Rome. Ser-
torius was the only one of the three that treated the
vanquished with humanity, and he reproached Marius
for his cruelty.. The return of Sulla with a large army
from the East, in 83 B.C., put an end to the ascendency
of Marius. Sertorius, having obtained the office of pro-
consul, retired with a few troops to Spain, from which he
soon passed over to Africa. Having been invited by
the Lusitanians to command their army, he returned tc
Spain, where he acquired great popularity. He defeated
several Roman generals, and extended his power over a

great part of Spain. " He subdued several great nations,"
says Plutarch, who expresses the opinion that he was
not inferior to Hannibal in capacity. About 76 B.C.
Pompey arrived in Spain with a new army. Sertorius
defeated Pompey at Sucro, and again near Saguntum.
" When he was victorious he would make an offer to
Metellus or Pompey to lay down his arms on condition
that he might be permitted to return in the capacity of
a private man. He said he would rather be the meanest
citizen in Rome, than an exile with the command of all
the other countries in the world. . . . The magnanimity
of Sertorius appeared in every step he took." (Plu-
tarch.) He was assassinated by Perpenna and several
accomplices in 72 B.C. It may well be doubted whether
ne had any superior in military genius among all the
great generals that Rome ever produced, with the single
xception of Julius Caesar.

See PLUTARCH, "Life of Sertorius ;" DRUMANN, " Geschichts
Roms;" APPIAN, " History ;" " Nouvelle Biographic Generale."

Serullas, sa-rii'lSs', (written also without the accent,)
[GEORGES SIMON,) a French chemist and apothecary,
Dorn at Poncin (Ain) in 1774. He discovered some
compounds of iodine and bromine, and wrote a number
of memoirs on chemistry. He succeeded Vauquelin
in the Academy of Sciences in 1829. Died in Paris
in 1832.

Serurier, seh-rii-re-A', (JEAN MATHIEU PHILIBERT,)
3OMTE, a French general, born at Laon in 1742. He
jecame a general of brigade in 1793, a general of di-
vision in 1795, and served with distinction in the Italian
campaigns of 1796-97. As commandant at Saint-Cloud,
le supported Bonaparte on the l8th Brumaire, 1799.
He became a marshal of France in 1804. Died in 1819.

See DE COURCELLES, " Dictionnaire des Generaux Fran^ais;"
"Nouvelle Biographic Generale."

Servan, sea'voN', (ANTOINE JOSEPH MICHEL,) an
eloquent French advocate and publicist, born at Romans
in 1737. He wrote many works on legislation, politics,
etc., and promoted legal reforms. Died in 1807.

Servan de Gerbey, seR'vSN' dehzheR'b&',(JosEPH,)
a French Girondist and general, born at Romans in 1741,
was a brother of the preceding. He was minister of
war from May to October, 1792, and commanded the
army of the Pyrenees from the latter date to May, 1 793.
Died in 1808.

Servan de Sugny, SBR'VON' deh su'n'ye', (PIERRE
FRANC.OIS JULES,) a French poet, born at Lyons in 1796 ;
died in 1831.

Servandoni, sSR-van-do'nee, (JEAN JERAME,) a dis-
tinguished painter and architect, born at Florence in
1695. At an early age he visited Paris, where he ac-
quired great celebrity as a scene-painter. The most
important of his architectural works is the fa9ade of th<>
church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris. Died in 1766.

Servet. See SERVETUS.

Ser-ve'tus, [Fr. SERVET, SCR'V&'; It. SERVETO, SCR-
va'to,] (MICHAEL,) a Spanish theologian and physician,
born in Aragon in 1 509. His family name is said to have
been REVES, (ra'v&s.) He opposed the dogma of the
Trinity, in a work entitled " On the Errors of the Trin-
ity," (" De Trinitatis Erroribus," 1531.) About 1533 he
studied medicine at Paris. He published a treatise on
syrups, " Universal Theory of Syrups," (" Syruporum
universa Ratio," Paris, 1537.) After he left Paris he
practised medicine at Lyons, and had a doctrinal con-
troversy with Calvin. He published anonymously Ijis
"Christianity Restored," ("Christianismi Restitutio,"
etc., Vienne, 1553.) Calvin having informed against
him, Servetus was arrested on a charge of heresy by
the Inquisition in France ; but he escaped from prison
and sought refuge in Geneva. Calvin caused him to be
again arrested, and took an active part in the prosecir'
tion which led to the death of Servetus, who was burned
at Geneva in October, 1553. (See CALVIN.)

See BOYSHN, "Historia M. Served," 1711; "Impartial Histon

LWOKDEN, " Histona M.

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Servien, sSu've^N', (ABEL,) Marquis de Sabte, a
French diplomatist, 'jorn at Grenoble in 1593. He be-
came secretary of state for war in 1630, and resigned in
1636. Servien and Avaux represented France at Miin-
ster in 1643 and the ensuing years. The former signed
the treaty of Westphalia, in 1648. Died in 1659.

See G. MBNAGE, " Histoire de SabH ;" MORBRI, " Dictionnaire
Historique;" "Nouvelle Biographic Ge^rale."

Ser-vill-a, [Fr. SERVILIE, sSa've'le',] a Roman lady,
was a niece of the celebrated M. Livius Drusus, and the
wife of Marcus Junius Brutus, and mother of M. Junius
Brutus the younger, who killed Caesar. She was a fa-
vourite mistress of that dictator.

Servilia Gens, a Roman gens, originally patrician,
was highly distinguished in the early ages of the republic.
Among the families into which it was divided were Ahala,
Caepio, Casca, and Priscus.

Servilie. See SERVILIA.

Ser-vill-us, (CAius,) a Roman statesman, who be-
came praetor in 206 B.C., consul in 203, dictator in 202,
and pontifex maximus in 183. Died in 180 B.C,

Servin, seR'van', (Louis,) a French magistrate, born
in the Vendomois in 1555. He was appointed advocate-
general in 1589, and was a strenuous asserter of the
liberties of the Gallican Church, on which subject he
wrote a work called "Defence of the Liberty of the
Gallican Church," ("Vindicix secundum Libertatem
Ecclesiae Gallicanae," 1590.) Died in 1626.

See " Le Tombeau de L. Servin," Paris, 1626 ; GRANGIBR, " Ora-
tio in Laudem L. Servini,"i626 ; MORRI, " Dictionnaire Historique."

Ser'vl-us, (MAU'RUS HONORA'TUS,) a Roman gram-
marian, supposed to have lived between 300 and 400
A.D. He wrote, besides several grammatical works, com-
mentaries on the " Eclogues," " Georgics," and " j'Eneid"
of Virgil, which are highly valued for the variety of in-
formation they contain relating to the Romans.

Ser'vl-us Tul'11-us, the sixth King of Rome, began
to reign about 578 B.C. According to tradition, he was
a son of Ocrisia, a female slave of Queen Tanaquil, and
was adopted as a son by King Tarquin, whom he suc-
ceeded. His reign, which lasted forty-four years, was
pacific. He granted a new constitution to the Romans,
and formed a federal union or league between Rome and
the towns of Latium. His constitution is supposed to
have been beneficial to the plebeians. He was killed
by Tarquinius Superbus, with whom his own daughter
Tullia was an accomplice.

See NIBBUHR, " History of Rome :" MOMMSHN, "Histoire Ro-
maine ;" F. D. GHRLACH, " Die Verfassung des Servius Tullius,"
1837 ; CICKRO, " De Repubhca ;" " Nouvelle Biographic G^nerale."

Sesha, sa'sha, or Sh&sha, sha'sha, [etymology ob-
Mcure,] in the Hindoo mythology, the name of a vast
thousand-headed serpent, the emblem of eternity, on
which Vishnu is believed to repose. (See VISHNU.)
He is often called ANANTA, which signifies "without
end." Sesha is regarded as the great king of the serpent
race. He is also called VASUKI (va's66-ki) or VASOKY,
and is fabled to have been used as the churn-string when
the gods and giants (Asurs) churned the ocean. (See


See MOOR, " Hindu Pantheon."

Seso, de, di sa'so, (CARLOS,) a Protestant Reformer,
born at Florence, resided in Spain, where he was pa-

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