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Messalina

[mes-uh-lahy-nuh] /ˌmɛs əˈlaɪ nə/
noun
1.
Valeria, died a.d. 48, third wife of Claudius I.
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Messalina

/ˌmɛsəˈliːnə/
noun
1.
Valeria (vəˈlɪərɪə). died 48 ad, wife of the Roman emperor Claudius, notorious for her debauchery and cruelty
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Word Origin and History for Messalina

"scheming and licentious woman," 1887, in reference to Valeria Messalina, notorious third wife of Roman emperor Claudius.

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