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Pronounced Pron. PLIN-ee(English)
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Meaning & History

From the Roman family name Plinius, which is of unknown meaning. Two 1st-century Romans are known by this name: Gaius Plinius Secundus (called Pliny the Elder), a scientist and historian who died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius; and Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (called Pliny the Younger), an author and statesman.
Other Languages & CulturesPlinius(Ancient Roman) Plinio(Italian) Plínio(Portuguese) Plinio(Spanish)
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