Definition of Opimian in English:

Opimian

adjective

  • Designating a celebrated ancient Roman wine of the vintage of a.u.c. 633, produced when Opimius was consul. Occasionally in extended use: any wine of a premium vintage. Frequently in "Opimian wine".

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From classical Latin Opīmiānus laid down in the consulship of Lucius Opimius, 121 b.c. from the name of Lucius Opīmius + -ānus.

Pronunciation

Opimian

/əʊˈpɪmɪən/