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Nerva

[nur-vuh]
noun
  1. Marcus Coc·ce·ius [kok-see-yuh s] /kɒkˈsi yəs/, a.d. 32?–98, emperor of Rome 96–98.
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  • The characterizations will fit well Nerva, Trajan, and Hadrian.

    Historical Essays

    James Ford Rhodes

  • I shall be with Tigellinus to-day, and later at Nerva's feast.

    Quo Vadis

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • “You then must be general of the forces,” said Nerva quietly.

  • Nerva rose and clasped his excited and angry friend in his arms.

  • "Domitian erected a forum, which is now called Nerva's" (Suetonius, "Domitian," v.).

    Rambles in Rome

    S. Russell Forbes


British Dictionary definitions for nerva

Nerva

noun
  1. full name Marcus Cocceius Nerva. ?30–98 ad, Roman emperor (96–98), who introduced some degree of freedom after the repressive reign of Domitian. He adopted Trajan as his son and successor
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