Numidia

[noo-mid-ee-uh, nyoo-]
Related formsNu·mid·i·an, adjective, noun
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Contemporary Examples of numidian

  • Ethiopian kings were kissed on the foot and Numidian kings were considered too supreme to be kissed at all.

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British Dictionary definitions for numidian

Numidian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Numidia or its inhabitants
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Numidia

Numidia

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for numidian

Numidia

ancient region in North Africa, roughly corresponding to modern Algeria, Latin, named for its inhabitants, the Numidians, whose name is related to nomad (n.).

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