Iceni

[ahy-see-nahy]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. an ancient Celtic tribe of eastern England, whose queen, Boadicea, headed an insurrection against the Romans in a.d. 61.
Related formsI·ce·nic [ahy-see-nik] /aɪˈsi nɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples of iceni

  • Queen of the Iceni, who occupied p. 3Norfolk and the valley of the great Ouse.

  • Marius, fearing her influence over the Iceni, banished her from his court.

  • No mercy will be shown us, and chiefly will their vengeance fall upon the Iceni.

    Beric the Briton

    G. A. Henty

  • During this time the Romans had traversed the whole country of the Iceni.

    Beric the Briton

    G. A. Henty

  • When measures are determined upon in this matter the Iceni must act as one man.

    Beric the Briton

    G. A. Henty


British Dictionary definitions for iceni

Iceni

pl n
  1. an ancient British tribe that rebelled against the Romans in 61 ad under Queen Boudicca
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