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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.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Juvenal

Ju·ve·na·li·an [joo-vuh-ney-lee-uhn], /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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