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Τοῦ ὅλου οὖν τῇ ἐπιθυμίᾳ καὶ διώξει ἔρως ὄνομα → Love is the name for our pursuit of wholeness, for our desire to be complete
Plato, Symposium, 192e10

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Sĕcundus: i, m.; Sĕcunda, ae, f. 1. secundus,
I a Roman proper name.
I C. Plinius Secundus, the writer on natural history.—
II C. Plinius Caecilius Secundus, his nephew: OCTAVIA Q. F. SECVNDA, Inscr. Grut. 445, 2; cf. Varr. L. L. 9, § 60 Müll.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

(2) Sĕcundus,¹⁰ ī, m., surnom des deux Pline || surnom d’un orateur sous Titus, Julius Secundus : Tac. D. 2 ; 5 ; 23 ; 28 ; 33, etc.

Wikipedia EN

Secundus is the Latin word for "second." However, it also had the meaning of "favorable" or "lucky." It functions both as a proper name (Σεκοῦνδος in Greek) and a numeral title. It can refer to:

Ancient Greeks

  • Secundus the Silent (fl. 2nd century AD) was a Cynic or Neopythagorean philosopher who lived in Athens in the early 2nd century, who had taken a vow of silence. An anonymous text entitled Life of Secundus (Latin: Vita Secundi Philosophi) purports to give details of his life as well as answers to philosophical questions posed to him by the emperor Hadrian. The work enjoyed great popularity in the Middle Ages.

Ancient Romans

  • Pliny the Elder or Gaius Plinius Secundus (23-79)
  • Pliny the Younger or Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (61-c. 112)
  • Lucius Pedanius Secundus (died 61), consul and praefectus urbi
  • Pomponius Secundus, first century general and poet
  • Quintus Petilius Secundus (c. 40-c. 65), legionary
  • Quintus Pomponius Secundus, aristocrat and brother of Pomponius Secundus
  • Titus Petronius Secundus (40-97), a prefect of the Praetorian Guard

Early Christians

  • Secundus of Abula, first century missionary and martyr
  • Secundus of Asti (died 119), saint
  • Secundus (died c. 295), martyr (see Carpophorus, Exanthus, Cassius, Severinus, Secundus, and Licinius)
  • Secundus of Ptolemais, fourth century bishop
  • Secundus of Non or Secundus of Trent (died c. 612), adviser to Lombard King Agilulf
  • Secundus of Tigisis


  • Johannes Secundus (1511–1536), Dutch neo-Latin poet
  • Petrus Lotichius Secundus (1528-1560), scholar and neo-Latin poet born Peter Lotz
  • Alexander Monro (secundus) (1733–1817), Scottish physician