Gracchi

[grak-ahy]

Gracchus

[grak-uh s]
noun
  1. Ga·ius Sem·pro·ni·us [gey-uh s sem-proh-nee-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs sɛmˈproʊ ni əs/, 153–121 b.c., and his brother, Ti·be·ri·us Sempronius [tahy-beer-ee-uh s] /taɪˈbɪər i əs/, 163–133 b.c., Roman reformers and orators.
  2. the Grac·chi [grak-ahy] /ˈgræk aɪ/, the brothers Gracchus.
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Examples from the Web for gracchi

Historical Examples of gracchi

  • On his rare visits his mother welcomed him like one of the Gracchi.

    Gigolo

    Edna Ferber

  • Cornelia, the mother of the Gracchi, was a daughter of Scipio.

    The Physical Life of Woman:

    Dr. George H Napheys

  • Be the mothers of great men, the Catos and the Gracchi of the future!

    White Lies

    Charles Reade

  • She did not know the Gracchi nor their politics; but the name rang well.

    White Lies

    Charles Reade

  • Why, that's the mother o' the Gracchi,' and there was a little ripple of laughter.

    The Convert

    Elizabeth Robins


British Dictionary definitions for gracchi

Gracchus

noun
  1. Tiberius Sempronius (taɪˈbɪərɪəs sɛmˈprəʊnɪəs). ?163–133 bc, and his younger brother, Gaius Sempronius (ˈɡaɪəs), 153–121 bc, known as the Gracchi. Roman tribunes and reformers. Tiberius attempted to redistribute public land among the poor but was murdered in the ensuing riot. Violence again occurred when the reform was revived by Gaius, and he too was killed
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