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Juvenal

[ joo-vuh-nl ]
/ ˈdʒu və nl /
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noun

Decimus Junius Juvenalis, a.d. c60–140, Roman poet.
Related formsJu·ve·na·li·an [joo-vuh-ney-lee-uh n] /ˌdʒu vəˈneɪ li ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for juvenal (1 of 2)

juvenal

/ (ˈdʒuːvɪnəl) /

adjective

ornithol a variant spelling (esp US) of juvenile (def. 4)

British Dictionary definitions for juvenal (2 of 2)

Juvenal

/ (ˈdʒuːvɪnəl) /

noun

Latin name Decimus Junius Juvenalis. ?60–?140 ad, Roman satirist. In his 16 verse satires, he denounced the vices of imperial Rome
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Word Origin and History for juvenal

juvenal


1580s (n.), 1630s (adj.), from Latin iuvenalis "of or belonging to youth," from iuvenis "a young person" (see young). The Roman satirist is Decimius Junius Juvenalis.

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