from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hadrian Originally Publius Aelius Hadrianus. A.D. 76-138. Emperor of Rome (117-138) who sought to end distinctions between Rome and the Roman provinces. During his visit to Britain (122), he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall.
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- proper n. The Roman emperor Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus.
- proper n. A male given name; a rare variant of Adrian
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- n. Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)
From the Latin Hadrianus, meaning from the Roman harbour Hadria (Adria). (Wiktionary)