[sim-brahy, -bree, kim-]
- a Germanic or Celtic people, supposed to have originated in Jutland, who invaded Gaul and northern Italy, and were destroyed by the Romans in 101 b.c.
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Examples from the Web for cimbri
Had the Cimbri come at once after their victory at Orange, Italy had been theirs.
The Cimbri dwell in the same region, on the shores of the ocean.A Source Book for Mediaeval History
Oliver J. Thatcher
Not far from thence is another bay, Lagnus, which borders on the Cimbri.In Northern Mists (Volume 1 of 2)
But the power of Rome was not easily shaken, and the triumph of the Cimbri was but brief.Tyrol and its People
The Ambrones were a tribe of the Helvetii, and more than once joined with the Cimbri.
- a Germanic people from N Jutland who migrated southwards in the 2nd century bc : annihilated by Marius in the Po valley (101 bc)
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