adjective see Tacitus

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  • tacitean — |tasə|tēən, taˈsid.ē adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: from Cornelius Tacitus died ab A.D.117 Roman statesman and historian + English ean : of or relating to the historian Tacitus or resembling his style or writings (as in terseness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tacitean — /tas i tee euhn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Publius Cornelius Tacitus. [1885 90; TACIT(US) + EAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • tacitean — tac·i·te·an …   English syllables

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