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[ahy-see-nahy] /aɪˈsi naɪ/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
an ancient Celtic tribe of eastern England, whose queen, Boadicea, headed an insurrection against the Romans in a.d. 61.
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[ahy-see-nik] /aɪˈsi nɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Iceni
Historical Examples
  • Queen of the Iceni, who occupied p. 3Norfolk and the valley of the great Ouse.

  • Marius, fearing her influence over the Iceni, banished her from his court.

  • No mercy will be shown us, and chiefly will their vengeance fall upon the Iceni.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • When measures are determined upon in this matter the Iceni must act as one man.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • During this time the Romans had traversed the whole country of the Iceni.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • There was great rejoicing when the parties of the Iceni met again in the swamp.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • The Iknield Street, or road of the Iceni, the inhabitants of the eastern coast.

  • Or road of the Iceni, proceeds from the coast near Great Yarmouth.

  • Under Boadicea, the Iceni burnt the town and massacred the colonists.

    The Towns of Roman Britain James Oliver Bevan
  • It has been called the warpath of the Iceni, or a principal Roman road.

    Through East Anglia in a Motor Car

    J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
British Dictionary definitions for Iceni


plural noun
an ancient British tribe that rebelled against the Romans in 61 ad under Queen Boudicca
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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