Juvenal

[joo-vuh-nl]
Related formsJu·ve·na·li·an [joo-vuh-ney-lee-uh n] /ˌdʒu vəˈneɪ li ən/, adjective
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Historical Examples of juvenalian

  • The Medal reverts to the type of the classic satire of the Juvenalian order.


British Dictionary definitions for juvenalian

juvenal

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

Juvenal

noun
  1. 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 juvenalian

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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