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ˈtɛr ənsTer·ence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Terence, Publius Terentius Afernoun

    dramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC)


  1. Terencenoun

    . Popular in the U.K. in the mid-twentieth century.

  2. Etymology: Terentius, a Roman family name of obscure origin, borne by a Roman playwright and by early Christian saints.


  1. Terence

    Publius Terentius Afer, better known in English as Terence, was a playwright of the Roman Republic, of North African descent. His comedies were performed for the first time around 170–160 BC. Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and later on, impressed by his abilities, freed him. Terence apparently died young, probably in Greece or on his way back to Rome. All of the six plays Terence wrote have survived. One famous quotation by Terence reads: "Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto", or "I am a human being, I consider nothing that is human alien to me." This appeared in his play Heauton Timorumenos.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Terence

    Roman comic poet, born at Carthage; brought thence as a slave; educated by his master, a Roman senator, and set free; composed plays, adaptations of others in Greek by Menander and Apollodorus; they depict Greek manners for Roman imitation in a pure and perfect Latin style, and with great dramatic skill (185-159 B.C.).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Terence in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Terence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Bob Arum:

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  2. Tawanna Adkins:

    I just lost it, all I could think about is that baby, thinking he was going to be the next George Floyd or the next Terence Crutcher.

  3. Terence Crutcher:

    Terence just needed help that day, that's all he needed and he was overcoming.

  4. Terence Crutcher:

    It's just simply a continuation of what's been going on for years, the same culture that burned down Black Wall Street and killed innocent people and ran my great grandmother from her home with the same culture, the same police and culture that killed Terence.

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