Definition of Trajan

1. Noun. Roman Emperor and adoptive son of Nerva; extended the Roman Empire to the east and conducted an extensive program of building (53-117).

Exact synonyms: Marcus Ulpius Traianus
Generic synonyms: Emperor Of Rome, Roman Emperor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trajan

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Tragelaphus eurycerus
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Tragelaphus strepsiceros
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Tragulus Javanicus
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Literary usage of Trajan

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The younger trajan was rigorously trained by him, and imbued with the same principles ... trajan was ordered in hot haste from Further Spain to tlic Rhine. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"trajan emphasized at once his personal control and the constitutionality of his sway by bearing on his campaigns the actual title of " proconsul," which no ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1914)
"Nerva had scarcely accepted the purple from the assassins and char- of Domitian before he discovered that his feeble age was unable trajan to stem the ..."

4. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"He was nephew to trajan, and married to Sabina, his grand- niece. When trajan was adopted by Nerva, Hadrian was a tribune of the army in Moesia, ..."

5. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"Though he had several relations, he fixed his choice on a stranger. He adopted trajan, then about forty years of age, and who commanded a powerful army in ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In his reply (Ep. 97) trajan considers the confession of Christianity as a crime worthy of death, ... The city owes its foundation or restoration to trajan. ..."

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