Pliny

biographical name (1)
\ˈpli-nē \

Definition of Pliny 

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a.d. 23–79 Gaius Plinius Secundus; the Elder Roman scholar

Pliny

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Definition of Pliny (Entry 2 of 2)

a.d. 61(or 62)–circa 113 Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus; the Younger; nephew of Pliny the Elder Roman author

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