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Cimbri

[sim-brahy, -bree, kim-]
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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. 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.
Related formsCim·bri·an, adjective, nounCim·bric, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Had the Cimbri come at once after their victory at Orange, Italy had been theirs.

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  • The Cimbri dwell in the same region, on the shores of the ocean.

  • Not far from thence is another bay, Lagnus, which borders on the Cimbri.

  • But the power of Rome was not easily shaken, and the triumph of the Cimbri was but brief.

  • The Ambrones were a tribe of the Helvetii, and more than once joined with the Cimbri.


British Dictionary definitions for cimbri

Cimbri

pl n
  1. a Germanic people from N Jutland who migrated southwards in the 2nd century bc : annihilated by Marius in the Po valley (101 bc)
Derived FormsCimbrian (ˈsɪmbrɪən), noun, adjectiveCimbric, adjective
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