[ 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.

Other words from Cimbri

  • Cim·bri·an, adjective, noun
  • Cimbric, adjective

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How to use Cimbri in a sentence

  • The kites, says Juvenal, had never feasted on carcases so huge as those of the Cimbri and Teutones.

  • Justin speaks of embassies between Mithridates and the Cimbri.

    Opuscula | Robert Gordon Latham
  • Such are the notices bearing upon the ethnography of the Cimbri.

    Opuscula | Robert Gordon Latham
  • That the Cimbri were the Eastern members of the confederation seems certain.

    Opuscula | Robert Gordon Latham
  • Gaul they knew well, and Germany sufficiently—yet no where did they find Cimbri.

    Opuscula | Robert Gordon Latham

British Dictionary definitions for Cimbri


/ (ˈsɪmbriː, ˈkɪm-) /

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 forms of Cimbri

  • Cimbrian (ˈsɪmbrɪən), noun, adjective
  • Cimbric, adjective

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