- 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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- the French name for Trier
- a person or thing that tries
- 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
Word Origin and History for trèves
city in Germany (French Trèves), founded c.15 B.C.E. by Augustus, named for the indigenous Gaulish people, the Treveri.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper