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[huh-rey-shuh n, haw-, hoh-]
  1. of or relating to Horace.
  2. Prosody.
    1. of, relating to, or resembling the poetic style or diction of Horace.
    2. of, relating to, or noting a Horatian ode.
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Origin of Horatian

1740–50; < Latin Horātiānus, equivalent to Horāti(us) Horace + -ānus -an
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Historical Examples of horatian

  • Their compositions are of the Horatian and Shakspearian sort.

    The Superstitions of Witchcraft

    Howard Williams

  • The "doctrine" is Horatian, but the words occur in Ovid, Metam., lib.

  • Ever afterwards these sacrifices were performed by members of the Horatian clan.

  • To others he only spoke of his ethic epistles in the "Horatian way."

  • From Gardiner she "writes to Sanborn" for the Horatian lines she wishes to quote.

    Julia Ward Howe

    Laura E. Richards

British Dictionary definitions for horatian


  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Horace or his poetry
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Word Origin and History for horatian


from Horatius (see Horace) + -an.

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