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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. an ancient Germanic people who lived in central Europe.
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Related formsMar·co·man·nic [mahr-koh-man-ik] /ˌmɑr koʊˈmæn ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for marcomanni

Historical Examples

  • The Marcomanni drove the Boii out of their land, which they now inhabit.

    A Source Book for Mediaeval History

    Oliver J. Thatcher

  • It is surrounded by bas-reliefs, representing the conquest of the Marcomanni.

    Walks in Rome

    Augustus J.C. Hare

  • At the commencement of his reign he bought a peace of the Marcomanni that he might return to Rome.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

  • After this victory the Marcomanni, the Quadi, as well as the rest of the barbarians, sued for peace.

  • The chief of the Marcomanni, named Marbod, was a man of unusual capacity and energy.

Word Origin and History for marcomanni


name of a Teutonic tribe, from Latin Marcomanni, from a Germanic compound, literally "men of the border;" cf. Old High German mark, Old English mearc "border" (see march (n.2)). For second element, see man (n.).

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