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[grak-ahy] /ˈgræk aɪ/
the Gracchi, Gracchus (def 2).


[grak-uh s] /ˈgræk əs/
Gaius Sempronius
[gey-uh s sem-proh-nee-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs sɛmˈproʊ ni əs/ (Show IPA),
153–121 b.c, and his brother, Tiberius Sempronius
[tahy-beer-ee-uh s] /taɪˈbɪər i əs/ (Show IPA)
163–133 b.c., Roman reformers and orators.
the Gracchi
[grak-ahy] /ˈgræk aɪ/ (Show IPA)
the brothers Gracchus. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Gracchi
Historical Examples
  • On his rare visits his mother welcomed him like one of the Gracchi.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • Cornelia, the mother of the Gracchi, was a daughter of Scipio.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys
  • Be the mothers of great men, the Catos and the Gracchi of the future!

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • She did not know the Gracchi nor their politics; but the name rang well.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • Why, that's the mother o' the Gracchi,' and there was a little ripple of laughter.

    The Convert

    Elizabeth Robins
  • Just then the mother of the Gracchi came to the edge of the plinth to open the meeting.

    The Convert

    Elizabeth Robins
  • The Gracchi, champions of the people, were foully done to death.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Francis Marion Crawford
  • It is probable that up to the time of the Gracchi wine was rare and expensive.

    The Private Life of the Romans Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • Plutarch has treated the subject of the Gracchi with perfect impartiality.

  • Most of the other Roman writers express an unfavourable opinion of the Gracchi.

British Dictionary definitions for Gracchi


Tiberius Sempronius (taɪˈbɪərɪəs sɛmˈprəʊnɪəs). ?163–133 bc, and his younger brother, Gaius Sempronius (ˈɡaɪəs), 153–121 bc, known as the Gracchi. Roman tribunes and reformers. Tiberius attempted to redistribute public land among the poor but was murdered in the ensuing riot. Violence again occurred when the reform was revived by Gaius, and he too was killed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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