Nero, Called also Domirius, An Emperour, sonn of Go. Domitius Nero, adopted into the Empire by Claudins, who maried his mother Agrippina: although bee were brought vp by the reuerend and wise Seneca, yet by the ineuitable corruption of his nature, hee became horribly vicious, in so much as he caused himselfe to be gelded, and cut in the fourme of a woman, and so to be abused, and by his crueltie caused his owne mother to be slaine, and the Citie of Rome to be burned, he in the meane time playing on an Harpe, and finging the destruction of Troy. Finally, he being hated of all men was slaine in a caue, wherinto he fled, when he was but xxxii. yeares olde, and had raigned xiiii. yeares, in the lvii. yeare after the mcarnation of Christ.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
Nĕro, ōnis, m. [a Sabine word, = fortis; cf. Nerio = fortitudo; root nar; Sanscr. naras, man; Gr. a)nh/r; cf. h)nore/h], a family name in the gens Claudia, whose most famous member was the emperor C. Claudius Nero, Tac. A. lib. 12-16 passim; Suet. Ner. 1 sqq.; Juv. 8, 223; 12, 129 et saep.— II. Hence, A. Nĕrōnēus, a, um, adj., Neronian: mensem quoque Aprilem Neroneum appellavit, Suet. Ner. 55: unda,
the warm baths of Nero
, Stat. S. 1, 5, 6: certamen,
the games in the Grecian manner instituted by Nero
, Suet. Vit. 4; so, agon, id. Ner. 12.—B. Nĕrōnĭānus, a, um, adj., of Nero, Neronian: Neronianum dictum, Cic. de Or. 2, 61, 248: piscina, perh. laid out after the pattern of the fish-ponds of Nero, near Baiæ, Cassiod. Var. 2, 39.—2. Nĕrōnĭānus, i, m., a Roman surname: Patrobius Neronianus, Suet. Galb. 20.—C. Nĕrōnĭus, a, um, adj., Neronian, Suet. Ner. 12.