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[jen-ser-ik, gen-]
  1. a.d. c390–477, king of the Vandals, conqueror in northern Africa and Italy.
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Also Gaiseric.
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Historical Examples of genseric

  • We may place this moment at the date of its capture by Genseric.

    The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI

    Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies

  • Rome was pillaged fourteen days by Genseric during his reign.

  • Genseric, prince of the Vandals, and the vessels of the Temple, 611.

  • Eudoxia met Genseric at the gates in royal robes and jewels.

    The Roman and the Teuton

    Charles Kingsley

  • Among her works are odes, eclogues, idyls, and a tragedy (Genseric).

British Dictionary definitions for genseric



  1. ?390–477 ad, king of the Vandals (428–77). He seized Roman lands, esp extensive parts of N Africa, and sacked Rome (455)
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