English - Proper Noun
An ancient Roman praenomen.
- Pliny the Elder, Gaius Plinius Secundus (23â79 AD): an ancient Roman nobleman, scientist and historian, author of Naturalis Historia, "Pliny's Natural History".
- Pliny the Younger, Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (63âca. 113): an ancient Roman statesman, orator, and writer, a great-nephew of Pliny the Elder.
- 1828, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 24 no. 147
1836, Thomas Frognall Dibdin, Reminiscences of a Literary Life
- Of Q. Curtius, the Demosthenes (both), Eutropius, Horace (first with a date), Homer, Justin, Livy, the two Plinies, Quintilian, Martial, Tacitus, and Virgil, the first editions; but my friend must not be allowed to have a succession of nights of undisturbed repose till he possesses the first Horace, and the first Roman edition of Virgil.
English - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /ËplÉªni/