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Sen·e·ca

 (sĕn′ĭ-kə)
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.]

Seneca

(ˈsɛnɪkə)
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]

Seneca

(ˈsɛnɪkə)
n
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

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)

n.
Lucius Annaeus, c4 B.C. – A.D. 65, Roman philosopher and playwright.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Seneca - Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to NeroSeneca - 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
Iroquoian, Iroquoian language, Iroquois - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand" -- Seneca the Younger
Selected Examples of Intertextuality in Seneca the Younger and Seneca the Elder.
In this article, we will focus on ten Greek and Roman writers who mentioned the king bee, namely Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle, Varro, Virgil, Seneca the Younger, Columella, Pliny the Elder, Dio Chrysostom and Aelian.