Main definitions of Pliny in US English:

: Pliny1Pliny2

Pliny1

proper noun

  • (23–79), Roman statesman and scholar; Latin name Gaius Plinius Secundus ; known as Pliny the Elder. His Natural History (77) is a vast encyclopedia of the natural and human worlds. He died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius.

Pronunciation

Pliny

/ˈplinē//ˈplɪni/

Main definitions of Pliny in US English:

: Pliny1Pliny2

Pliny2

proper noun

  • (c.61–c.112), Roman senator and writer, nephew of Pliny the Elder; Latin name Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus ; known as Pliny the Younger. He is noted for his books of letters which deal with both public and private affairs and which include a description of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79.

Pronunciation

Pliny

/ˈplinē//ˈplɪni/