Seneca

noun
Sen·​e·​ca | \ ˈse-ni-kə How to pronounce Seneca (audio) \
plural Seneca or Senecas

Definition of Seneca

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of an American Indian people of what is now western New York
2 : the Iroquoian language of the Seneca people

Seneca

biographical name
Sen·​e·​ca | \ ˈse-ni-kə How to pronounce Seneca (audio) \

Definition of Seneca (Entry 2 of 2)

Lucius Annaeus 4 b.c.?–a.d. 65 Roman statesman, dramatist, and philosopher

Other Words from Seneca

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Senecan \ ˈse-​ni-​kən How to pronounce Seneca (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Seneca

Noun

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Seneca

Noun

Dutch Sennecaas, plural, the Iroquois living west of the Mohawks

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The first known use of Seneca was circa 1616

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“Seneca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Seneca. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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Seneca

noun
Sen·​e·​ca | \ ˈse-ni-kə How to pronounce Seneca (audio) \
plural Seneca or Senecas

Kids Definition of Seneca

1 : a member of an American Indian people of western New York
2 : the language of the Seneca people

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