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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Horace Originally Quintus Horatius Flaccus. 65-8 B.C. Roman lyric poet. His Odes and Satires have exerted a major influence on English poetry.

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  • proper n. Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a poet and philosopher of the Roman Augustan Age. Born 65 BCE in Venusia, died 27 November, 8 BCE in Rome. Horace was a contemporary and friend of Virgil. Although of low birth, Horace was admired by the Emperor Augustus and was offered, but refused, to become his private secretary.
  • proper n. A male given name

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  • n. Roman lyric poet said to have influenced English poetry (65-8 BC)

Etymologies

From Latin Horatius, a Roman family name of obscure origin, possibly from Etruscan. (Wiktionary)

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