Meaning of Ovidian in English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the Roman poet Ovid or his works.

    ‘Ovidian tales of the loves of the gods’
    • ‘An Ovidian transformation is happening in my hard-to-reach teenager.’
    • ‘Both his early narrative poems are based on Ovidian sources.’
    • ‘Ancient depictions of Marsyas show the satyr at one of three moments in the Ovidian narrative.’
    • ‘He analyzes the painting as an illustration of the Ovidian myth and relates it to other pictorial and textual interpretations.’
    • ‘Shakespeare was most Ovidian at the beginning and the end of his career.’
    • ‘The frame with the Ovidian inscription was lost at some time between 1700 and 1842.’



/ə(ʊ)ˈvɪdɪən/ /ɒˈvɪdɪən/