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Nĕro , ōnis, m. a Sabine word, = fortis; cf. Nerio = fortitudo; root nar; Sanscr. naras, man; Gr. ἀνήρ; cf. ἠνορέη,
I.a family name in the gens Claudia, whose most famous member was the emperor C. Claudius Nero, Tac. A. lib. 12-16 passim; Suet. Ner. 1 sqq.; Juv. 8, 223; 12, 129 et saep.—
II. Hence,
A. Nĕrōnēus , a, um, adj., Neronian: “mensem quoque Aprilem Neroneum appellavit,Suet. Ner. 55: “unda,the warm baths of Nero, Stat. S. 1, 5, 6: “certamen,the games in the Grecian manner instituted by Nero, Suet. Vit. 4; so, “agon,id. Ner. 12.—
B. Nĕrōnĭānus , a, um, adj., of Nero, Neronian: “Neronianum dictum,Cic. de Or. 2, 61, 248: piscina, perh. laid out after the pattern of the fish-ponds of Nero, near Baiæ, Cassiod. Var. 2, 39.—
2. Nĕrōnĭānus , i, m., a Roman surname: “Patrobius Neronianus,Suet. Galb. 20.—
C. Nĕrōnĭus , a, um, adj., Neronian, Suet. Ner. 12.
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