Definition of Claudian
: of or relating to any of several celebrated Romans of the name of Claudius or the gentes, one patrician and the other plebeian, to which they belonged; especially : of, belonging to, or characteristic of the emperors who belonged to the patrician gens (Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero) or their time
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Origin and Etymology of claudian
Latin Claudius, a Roman gens name + English -an
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