Seneca

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noun Sen·e·ca \ˈse-ni-kə\

Definition of Seneca

plural

Seneca

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Senecas

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of what is now western New York

  2. 2 :  the Iroquoian language of the Seneca people

Origin and Etymology of seneca

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


First Known Use: circa 1616


Seneca

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biographical name Sen·e·ca \ˈse-ni-kə\

Definition of Seneca

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

Senecan

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