Definition of Flavian in English:

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Flavian

Pronunciation: /ˈfleɪvɪən/

adjective

Relating to a dynasty ( ad 69-96) of Roman emperors including Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian.
Example sentences
  • His name indicates that his family was granted the citizenship by the Flavian dynasty of Vespasian.
  • The settlement developed into a planned Roman town from early Flavian times.
  • Suetonius, writing about the Julio-Claudian and Flavian emperors under a new dynasty, saw no reason to treat them as heroes.

noun

A member of the Flavian dynasty.
Example sentences
  • The latter managed to stick, founding a new dynasty, the Flavians.
  • As the Flavians advanced on Rome there were steady desertions from Vitellius' cause, though his praetorians remained loyal.
  • Either way, the result was a new imperial dynasty: the Flavians.

Origin

From Latin Flavianus, from Flavius, a given name used by this dynasty.

Words that rhyme with Flavian

avian, Batavian, Moldavian, Moravian, Octavian, Scandinavian, Shavian

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Fla|vian

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