- Decimus Junius Juvenalis, a.d. c60–140, Roman poet.
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The Medal reverts to the type of the classic satire of the Juvenalian order.English Satires
- ornithol a variant spelling (esp US) of juvenile (def. 4)
- Latin name Decimus Junius Juvenalis. ?60–?140 ad, Roman satirist. In his 16 verse satires, he denounced the vices of imperial Rome
Word Origin and History for juvenalian
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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