or Pom·pei·ian

[ pom-pey-uhn, -pee- ]

  1. of or relating to Pompeii, or its culture.

  2. pertaining to or designating a style of mural painting, examples of which have been found in or near Pompeii, Herculaneum, etc., dating from about the beginning of the 1st century b.c. to a.d. 79, characterized chiefly by the illusion of three-dimensional form organized in an architectonic structure.

  1. a native or inhabitant of Pompeii.

Origin of Pompeian

From the Latin word Pompeiānus, dating back to 1825–35. See Pompeii, -an

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