- an ancient country in N Africa, corresponding roughly to modern Algeria.
Examples from the Web for numidian
Ethiopian kings were kissed on the foot and Numidian kings were considered too supreme to be kissed at all.The History of Kissing
February 13, 2011
Put your head in the mouth of a Numidian lion, to see if he will bite.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
The last Numidian had disappeared down the opposite slope—no!The Lion's Brood
Then came a few vexilla of Numidian troopers at a slow pace.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete
A Numidian slave, dwarfish and deformed, was sweeping his master's chamber.
Scipio freed the boy, and thus won the favor of the Numidian king.Selections from Viri Romae
Charles Franois L'Homond
- of or relating to Numidia or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Numidia
- an ancient country of N Africa, corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria: flourished until its invasion by Vandals in 429; chief towns were Cirta and Hippo Regius
Word Origin and History for numidian
ancient region in North Africa, roughly corresponding to modern Algeria, Latin, named for its inhabitants, the Numidians, whose name is related to nomad (n.).