[ sim-brahy, -bree, kim- ]
/ ˈsɪm braɪ, -bri, ˈkɪm- /

noun (used with a plural verb)

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 forms

Cim·bri·an, adjective, nounCim·bric, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈsɪmbriː, ˈkɪm-) /

pl n

a Germanic people from N Jutland who migrated southwards in the 2nd century bc : annihilated by Marius in the Po valley (101 bc)

Derived Forms

Cimbrian (ˈsɪmbrɪən), noun, adjectiveCimbric, adjective
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