Associations to the word «Nero»


NERO, proper noun. Roman Emperor from 54 to 68, and the last Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
NERO, proper noun. An agnomen first held by Tiberius Claudius Nero, an ancestor of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
NERO, proper noun. Any male member of the family Claudii Nerones, within the gens Claudia into which emperor Nero was adopted by emperor Claudius.
NERO, proper noun. A male given name, more common in fiction than in real life.
NERO ANTICO, noun. (arts) A beautiful black marble found in fragments among Ancient Roman ruins, and usually thought to have come from ancient Laconia.

Dictionary definition

NERO, noun. Roman Emperor notorious for his monstrous vice and fantastic luxury (was said to have started a fire that destroyed much of Rome in 64) but the Roman Empire remained prosperous during his rule (37-68).

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