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Word Origin and History for antonine



1680s, in reference to Roman emperors Antoninus Pius (ruled 138-161 C.E.) and Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (161-180).

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Historical Examples

  • A third "book of the beginning," Antonine, is far inferior to these.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2

    George Saintsbury

  • The Antonine way extends about a quarter of an hour's travel.

  • This proconsul was Antonine, who at that time had been appointed to the office by Adrian.

  • The date of this tomb cannot precede the Antonine era, as there are no cinerary urns in it.

    Old Rome

    Robert Burn

  • The stamps on the bricks are said to be of the Antonine era.

    Old Rome

    Robert Burn