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PronouncedPron.SEN-ə-kə English

Meaning & History

From a Roman cognomen which meant "old" from Latin senectus. This was the name of both a Roman orator (born in Spain) and also of his son, a philosopher and statesman. This name also coincides with that of the Seneca, a Native American tribe that lived near the Great Lakes, whose name meant "place of stones".


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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute