Definition of Pliny

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

2. Noun. Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79).
Exact synonyms: Gaius Plinius Secundus, Pliny The Elder
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

Definition of Pliny

1. Proper noun. An ancient Roman praenomen. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pliny

Pleurotus ostreatus
Pleurotus phosphoreus
Plicatoperipatus jamaicensis
Plimmer's bodies
Plimsoll line
Plimsoll mark
Plimsoll marks
Plinian eruption
Pliny (current term)
Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Younger
Pliocene epoch
Ploceus philippinus

Literary usage of Pliny

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"His nephew, Pliny the Younger (qy), has left an account of his life at ... Pliny was translated into English by Philemon Holland (1601, two vols. folio). ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Wax painting is not so easy as oil, but presents fewer technical difficulties than fresco. tract, asserts that the nitron which Pliny mentions is not tbt ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"Pliny was the youngest of nine sons and an unaccountable number of daughters, born unto Captain Pliny Coffin (the fifteenth). Being called after his uncle, ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1880)
"About ten years afterwards, under the reign of Trajan, the younger Pliny was intrusted ... Pliny had never assisted at any judicial proceedings against the ..."

5. The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1900)
"THE Pliny EPISODE. Pliny and Trajan's Celebrated Persecutions—Ignatius Christo- phorus—Great Master Had Caressed Him When a Babe— Trajan's Sentence—Thrown ..."

6. Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday: Garden Delights which are Here Displayed by Alice Morse Earle (1902)
"OW frequently in reading the pages of Parkinson and Gerarde do we feel a comic resignation at the ever recurrent words, " Pliny ..."

7. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"COMPARISON WITH Pliny. WE cannot better appreciate the value and importance of the unusually authentic form in which the voyage of Nearchus has been ..."

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