the name of a family which is first mentioned towards the latter end of the republic, and to which the emperor Nerva belonged. All the members of this family bore the cognomen NERVA.
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.