: of or relating to the ancient Roman gens bearing the name Flavius and especially to the three Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian who belonged to this gens

Word History


Latin flavianus, from Flavius (name borne by members of a particular Roman gens) + Latin -anus -an

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“Flavian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Flavian. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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