noun, plural Sen·e·cas, (especially collectively) Sen·e·ca for 1.
Origin of Seneca1
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Historical Examples of senecan
Gordobuc is severely classical in its unities; it is of the Senecan species.The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1
He wrote two tragedies on the Senecan model, Alaham and Mustapha.
Senecan tragedy abounded in bloodshed and horrors; the speeches are full of pompous rant, and their metre is most monotonous.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
The tragedies of Seneca were now being translated, and the play is conceived on Senecan lines.
Clearly the only hope of dramatic advance for disciples of the Senecan school lay in improved dialogue.The Growth of English Drama
Word Origin for Seneca
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.