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Meaning & History

From the Roman cognomen Vespasianus, derived either from Latin vesper meaning "west" or "evening" or vespa meaning "wasp". This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, Titus Flavius Vespasianus, the founder of the Flavian dynasty.
Other Languages & CulturesVespasianus Ancient Roman Vespasien French Vespasiano Italian

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Bust of Emperor VespasianBust of Emperor Vespasian

Categories

animals, emperors, fauna, insects, nature, time periods
Entry updated October 11, 2012