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Saturnian

[ suh-tur-nee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the planet Saturn.
  2. of or relating to the god Saturn, whose reign is referred to as the “golden age.”
  3. prosperous, happy, or peaceful:

    Saturnian days.



Saturnian

/ sæˈtɜːnɪən /

adjective

  1. of or connected with the Roman god Saturn, whose reign was thought of as a golden age
  2. of or relating to the planet Saturn
  3. prosody denoting a very early verse form in Latin in which the accent was one of stress rather than quantity, there being an equal number of main stresses in each line, regardless of the number of unaccented syllables


noun

  1. a line in Saturnian metre

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Other Words From

  • trans-Sa·turni·an adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Saturnian1

1550–60; < Latin Sāturni ( us ) of Saturn + -an

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Example Sentences

Eclipsed by a Dwarf PlanetSeeing a Saturnian eclipse is a rare thing.

I watched them blaze and blaze and remember thinking how warm it was, how light, on the freezing Saturnian January night.

King during the Saturnian period, was of a breed superior to the people — not so any longer.

His predecessors wrote in a rough kind of verse scanned by accent rather than quantity, and known as 'Saturnian verse'.

In addition to his dramas, he translated the Odyssey into Saturnian verse.

These times were also known to ancient writers, who called them the Golden, and likewise the Saturnian times.

It was the first time that our countrymen had ever entered the Saturnian land.

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