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Pronounced Pron. ves-PAY-zhee-ən(English)

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)


Bust of Emperor VespasianBust of Emperor Vespasian


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