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PLINY

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PLINY (noun)
  The noun PLINY has 2 senses:

1. Roman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; author of books of letters that commented on affairs of the day (62-113)
2. Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79)

  Familiarity information: PLINY used as a noun is rare.


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PLINY (noun)


Sense 1Pliny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Roman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; author of books of letters that commented on affairs of the day (62-113)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus; Pliny; Pliny the Younger

Instance hypernyms:

author; writer (writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay))


Sense 2Pliny [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Gaius Plinius Secundus; Pliny the Elder; Pliny

Instance hypernyms:

author; writer (writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay))


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