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n. pl. Seneca or Sen·e·cas
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting western New York from Seneca Lake to Lake Erie, with present-day populations in this same area and in southeast Ontario. The Seneca are the westernmost member of the original Iroquois confederacy.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Seneca.
[From Dutch Sennecaas, probably of Mahican origin.]
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npl -cas or -ca
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living south of Lake Ontario; one of the Iroquois peoples
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family
[C19: from Dutch Sennecaas (plural), probably of Algonquian origin]
1. (Biography) Lucius Annaeus (əˈniːəs), called the Younger. ?4 bc–65 ad, Roman philosopher, statesman, and dramatist; tutor and adviser to Nero. He was implicated in a plot to murder Nero and committed suicide. His works include Stoical essays on ethical subjects and tragedies that had a considerable influence on Elizabethan drama
2. (Biography) his father, Marcus (ˈmɑːkəs) or Lucius Annaeus, called the Elder or the Rhetorician. ?55 bc–?39 ad, Roman writer on oratory and history
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Sen•e•ca(ˈsɛn ɪ kə)
n., pl. -cas, (esp. collectively) -ca.
1. a member of an American Indian people orig. residing in W central New York: the westernmost of the Iroquois Five Nations.
2. the Iroquoian language of the Senecas.
[< New York Dutch Sennecaas, etc., orig. applied to the Oneida and, more generally, to all the Upper Iroquois (as opposed to the Mohawk), probably < an unattested Mahican name]
Sen•e•ca(ˈsɛn ɪ kə)
Lucius Annaeus, c4 B.C. – A.D. 65, Roman philosopher and playwright.
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|Noun||1.||Seneca - Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)|
|2.||Seneca - a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living in New York State south of Lake Ontario|
Iroquois - any member of the warlike North American Indian peoples formerly living in New York State; the Iroquois League were allies of the British during the American Revolution
|3.||Seneca - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Seneca|
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Seneca[ˈsenɪkə] N → Séneca
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Seneca[ˈsɛnɪkə] n → Seneca m
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