[ ov-id ]
/ ˈɒv ɪd /


Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 b.c.–a.d. 17?, Roman poet.

Related formsO·vid·i·an [oh-vid-ee-uh n] /oʊˈvɪd i ən/, adjective

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/ (ˈɒvɪd) /


Latin name Publius Ovidius Naso. 43 bc –?17 ad, Roman poet. His verse includes poems on love, Ars Amatoria, on myths, Metamorphoses, and on his sufferings in exile, Tristia
Derived FormsOvidian (ɒˈvɪdɪən), adjective

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Word Origin and History for ovidian


Publius Ovidius Nasso, Roman poet (43 B.C.E.-17 C.E.). Related: Ovidian.

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An ancient Roman poet; author of the Metamorphoses and The Art of Love.

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