- a member of the largest tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy of North American Indians, formerly inhabiting western New York and being conspicuous in the wars south and west of Lake Erie.
- an Iroquoian language of the Seneca, Onondaga, and Cayuga tribes.
Origin of Seneca1
- Lucius An·nae·us [uh-nee-uh s] /əˌni əs/, c4 b.c.–a.d. 65, Roman philosopher and writer of tragedies.
Examples from the Web for seneca
Contemporary Examples of seneca
No, that would be Baia, a popular Roman resort once described by Seneca the Younger as a “vortex of luxury” (sign me up).The World’s Craziest Underwater Adventures
May 14, 2014
Seneca encouraged followers to possess the strength of immunity to setback, but never withheld his human touch.New Year’s Reading List: Books to Transform Your Sad Life
January 1, 2014
Americans have joined in the journey from “Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall.”Obama Realigns, the GOP Declines: The New Political Paradigm
February 1, 2013
Robert Herritt on a book that takes on everyone from Tom Friedman to Seneca—and yet remains surprisingly modest in its goal.A Manifesto for Disorder: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s ‘Antifragile’ Reviewed
November 26, 2012
In the film, Wes Bentley plays Seneca Crane, the head gamemaker.‘The Hunger Games’ Movie for Dummies
March 14, 2012
Historical Examples of seneca
Haven't you read the learned treatise that Seneca composed on anger?The Middle Class Gentleman
Seneca is of opinion, that he was suspected to be as much given to wine as Arcesilaus.Ebrietatis Encomium
Already had my son Seneca completed his course at the University.The Biglow Papers
James Russell Lowell
Whenever she could, Susan stopped over in Seneca Falls for a visit.Susan B. Anthony
Two or three other passages from Seneca will be found without any reference.
- plural -cas or -ca a member of a North American Indian people formerly living south of Lake Ontario; one of the Iroquois peoples
- the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family
Word Origin for Seneca
- Lucius Annaeus (əˈniːəs), called the Younger. ?4 bc –65 ad, Roman philosopher, statesman, and dramatist; tutor and adviser to Nero. He was implicated in a plot to murder Nero and committed suicide. His works include Stoical essays on ethical subjects and tragedies that had a considerable influence on Elizabethan drama
- his father, Marcus (ˈmɑːkəs) or Lucius Annaeus, called the Elder or the Rhetorician. ?55 bc –?39 ad, Roman writer on oratory and history
1610s, from Dutch Sennecas, collective name for the Iroquois tribes of what became upper New York, of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Mahican name for the Oneida or their village. Earlier sinnekens, senakees; form probably influenced by the name of the ancient Roman philosopher.