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Meaning & History

From the Roman family name Ovidius, which was possibly derived from Latin ovis "a sheep". Alternatively, it could have a Sabellic origin. Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid, was a 1st-century BC Roman poet who often wrote on the subjects of love and mythology. He was sent into exile by Emperor Augustus for no apparent reason.
Other Languages & CulturesOvidius Ancient Roman Ovidio Italian Ovídio Portuguese Ovidiu Romanian Ovidio Spanish Ofydd Welsh

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animals, currently out of the US top 1000, poets, surnames, uncertain etymology
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute