Antonine

adjective An·to·nine \ˈantəˌnīn\
variants: less commonly

Antoninian

\¦antə¦ninēən, -ninyən\

Definition of Antonine

  1. :  characteristic of the Roman emperors Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius Antoninus or their rule

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Origin and Etymology of antonine

Antonine from Antoninus Pius †a.d. 161 and Marcus Aurelius Antoninusa.d. 180 Roman emperors; Antoninian from Antoninus + English -ian


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