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[ov-id] /ˈɒv ɪd/
(Publius Ovidius Naso) 43 b.c.–a.d. 17? Roman poet.
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[oh-vid-ee-uh n] /oʊˈvɪd i ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • The mere turning of her head was misinterpreted by Ovid as an implied rebuke.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • You may trace most of the Metamorphoses of Ovid on the walls of the cathedrals.

    The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  • It is interesting to observe the techniques Ovid uses to avoid offending Pompeius.

  • Had Ovid lived and been a man, a man who knew and fought it out himself?

    A Warwickshire Lad George Madden Martin
  • There are also many reminiscences of Horace, Ovid, and Propertius.

British Dictionary definitions for Ovid


Latin name Publius Ovidius Naso. 43 bc–?17 ad, Roman poet. His verse includes poems on love, Ars Amatoria, on myths, Metamorphoses, and on his sufferings in exile, Tristia
Derived Forms
Ovidian (ɒˈvɪdɪən) adjective
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Word Origin and History for Ovid

Publius Ovidius Nasso, Roman poet (43 B.C.E.-17 C.E.). Related: Ovidian.

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Ovid in Culture
Ovid [(ov-id)]

An ancient Roman poet; author of the Metamorphoses and The Art of Love.

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