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or Mas·si·nis·sa

  1. 238–149 b.c., king of Numidia c210–149.
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Examples from the Web for masinissa

Historical Examples

  • A prince of the line of Masinissa succeeded him on the throne.

    Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)

    Charles Morris

  • This ground Gala, father of Masinissa, had taken from the Carthaginians.

  • Masinissa, informed of his coming, made no difficulty about seeing him.

    Lords of the World

    Alfred John Church

  • That they should make restitution to Masinissa, and form a league with him.

  • Ambassadors came, likewise from the Carthaginians, and from king Masinissa.

British Dictionary definitions for masinissa



  1. ?238–?149 bc, king of Numidia (?210–149), who fought as an ally of Rome against Carthage in the Second Punic War
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