adjective Ti·ro·ni·an \(ˈ)tī¦rōnēən\

Definition of Tironian

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

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Origin and Etymology of tironian

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

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