from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Valerian Originally Publius Licinius Valerianus. Died c. A.D. 260. Emperor of Rome (253-260) whose reign was marked by military and financial troubles. He was defeated by Persian forces (260) and died in captivity.
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- proper n. the Roman emperor, Publius Licinius Valerianus
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