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[mas-uh-nis-uh] /ˌmæs əˈnɪs ə/
238–149 b.c, king of Numidia c210–149. Unabridged
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  • Upon this he returned to the king, with the false account of the death of Masinissa.

  • That they should restore to Masinissa all the houses, cities, and lands that had ever been possessed by himself or his ancestors.

    A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • The troops which attended him having fled back to the town in consternation, Masinissa took it at the first assault.

  • Caius Julius, Masinissa's son, who owned all the lands about that town, served with Caesar the father.

  • Pergamus, under the house of Actalus, was established as a protected kingdom, as Numidia under Masinissa had been.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • Masinissa himself was very far advanced in life, being over eighty years of age.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Masinissa was a courageous prince, but a convenient tool for the Romans.

  • His commanding general there had sent him to Africa to procure some elephants from Masinissa for the use of the army.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Members of the same stock were the ancient subjects of Jugurtha, Syphax, and Masinissa.

    Man and His Migrations R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
  • We must now pass to the war, which soon after occurred between the Carthaginians and Masinissa, king of Numidia.

British Dictionary definitions for Masinissa


?238–?149 bc, king of Numidia (?210–149), who fought as an ally of Rome against Carthage in the Second Punic War
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