Gender Masculine
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Pronounced Pron. AHV-id(English)
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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 is best known as the author of the Metamorphoses. He was sent into exile on the coast of the Black Sea by Emperor Augustus for no apparent reason.

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Other Languages & CulturesOvidius(Ancient Roman) Ovide(French) Ovidio(Italian) Ovídio(Portuguese) Ovidiu(Romanian) Ovidio(Spanish) Ofydd(Welsh)

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Entry updated April 5, 2022