"a stammerer," was the name of a plebeian family of the Sempronia gens under the republic.
It also occurs as a cognomen of the Junii and of one Pedius under the empire.
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.