Claudian

adjective

Clau·​di·​an
ˈklȯdēən
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Latin Claudius, a Roman gens name + English -an

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“Claudian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Claudian. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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