[ noo-man-shee-uh, -shuh, nyoo- ]

  1. an ancient city in N Spain: besieged and taken 134–133 b.c. by Scipio the Younger.

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How to use Numantia in a sentence

  • If Candiola had lived in Numantia, it would have been said that the Numantines were merchants of charcoal mixed with heroes.

    Saragossa | Benito Prez Galds
  • During my own consulship, when you were my fellow-counsellors, we consulted respecting the treaty of Numantia.

    Cicero's Tusculan Disputations | Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Against the single town of Numantia it was necessary to send Scipio, the best general of Rome.

  • Sempronius Gracchus, whom they trusted, came forward to pledge his honour that Numantia should be fairly treated.

    The Comic History of Rome | Gilbert Abbott Becket
  • Numantia stood upon a lofty rock, and its inhabitants displayed a courage worthy of its high position.

    The Comic History of Rome | Gilbert Abbott Becket

British Dictionary definitions for Numantia


/ (njuːˈmæntɪə) /

  1. an ancient city in N Spain: a centre of Celtic resistance to Rome in N Spain; captured by Scipio the Younger in 133 bc

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