Tarpeian Rock

[ tahr-pee-uh n ]
/ tɑrˈpi ən /

noun

a rock on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, from which criminals and traitors were hurled.

Origin of Tarpeian Rock

1600–10; < Latin (mōns) Tarpēi(us) Tarpeian (hill) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for tarpeian rock

Tarpeian Rock

/ (tɑːˈpiːən) /

noun

(in ancient Rome) a cliff on the Capitoline hill from which traitors were hurled
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