- a city in W Germany, on the Moselle River: extensive Roman ruins; cathedral.
Also called Treves [treevz] /trivz/.French Trèves [trev] /trɛv/.
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Mentz, Treves, and Frankfort obtained the liberties they had claimed.
Mr. Treves, the eminent surgeon, had also volunteered his services.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)
The result of his cogitations was an early visit to Mrs. Treves next day.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls
Such performances are forbidden by a council held at Treves in 1227.A History of Caricature and Grotesque
What had come over the boy who had worked so hard in the gymnasium at Treves?
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- a city in W Germany, in the Rhineland-Palatinate on the Moselle River: one of the oldest towns of central Europe, ancient capital of a Celto-Germanic tribe (the Treveri); an early centre of Christianity, ruled by powerful archbishops until the 18th century; wine trade; important Roman remains. Pop: 100 180 (2003 est)Latin name: Augusta Treverorum (aʊˈɡuːstə ˌtrɛvəˈrəʊrəm) French name: Trèves
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Word Origin and History for treves
city in Germany (French Trèves), founded c.15 B.C.E. by Augustus, named for the indigenous Gaulish people, the Treveri.
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