Tironian

adjective
Ti·​ro·​ni·​an | \ (ˈ)tī¦rōnēən \

Definition of Tironian

: of or relating to the learned freedman Tiro or the notae Tironianae

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History and Etymology for Tironian

Latin tironianus, from tiron- (from M. Tullius Tiro, flourished 1st century b.c. secretary of Cicero) + -ianus -ian

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“Tironian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tironian. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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