Claudian

adjective
Clau·​di·​an | \ ˈklȯdēən \

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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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 5 Dec. 2020.

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