[sim-brahy, -bree, kim-]
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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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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