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Iceni

[ahy-see-nahy] /aɪˈsi naɪ/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
an ancient Celtic tribe of eastern England, whose queen, Boadicea, headed an insurrection against the Romans in a.d. 61.
Related forms
Icenic
[ahy-see-nik] /aɪˈsi nɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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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

Iceni

/aɪˈsiːnaɪ/
plural noun
1.
an ancient British tribe that rebelled against the Romans in 61 ad under Queen Boudicca
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