lucius seneca

Seneca

[sen-i-kuh]
noun
Lucius Annaeus [uh-nee-uhs] , c4 b.c.–a.d. 65, Roman philosopher and writer of tragedies.
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Seneca1 (ˈsɛnɪkə)
 
n , -cas, -ca
1.  a member of a North American Indian people formerly living south of Lake Ontario; one of the Iroquois peoples
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family
 
[C19: from Dutch Sennecaas (plural), probably of Algonquian origin]

Seneca2 (ˈsɛnɪkə)
 
n
1.  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
2.  his father, Marcus (ˈmɑːkəs) or Lucius Annaeus, called the Elder or the Rhetorician. ?55 bc--?39 ad, Roman writer on oratory and history

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Seneca
1616, from Du. Sennecas, collective name for the upper N.Y. Iroquois tribes, of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Mahican name for the Oneida or their village. Earlier sinnekens, senakees; form probably infl. by the name of the ancient Roman philosopher.
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