[an-tuh-nin;; Czech ahn-taw-nyeen] /ˈæn tə nɪn;; Czech ˈɑn tɔˌnyin/ (Show IPA), 1904–75, Czech political leader: president 1957–68.
adj. 1680s, in reference to Roman emperors Antoninus Pius (ruled 138-161 C.E.) and Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (161-180). Historical Examples After seventeen days of unremitting labor, the Romans succeeded in raising their banks opposite the antonine tower. History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6) Heinrich Graetz The antonine way extends about a quarter of an […]
Antonin [an-tuh-nin] /ˈæn tə nɪn/ (Show IPA), born 1936, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1986. Contemporary Examples Justice Scalia is always willing to debate issues involving religious teachings. Scalia’s Catholic Betrayal Alan M. Dershowitz August 17, 2009 For Scalia, Kennedy and his colleagues have already decided that state marriage bans […]
- Antonine wall
noun a Roman frontier defence work across S Scotland, extending between the River Clyde and the Firth of Forth. It was built in 142 ad on the orders of Antoninus Pius (86–161 ad), emperor of Rome (138–161)
a Roman coin of the 3rd century a.d., originally of silver but later debased.