plural noun

Ice·​ni ī-ˈsē-ˌnī How to pronounce Iceni (audio)
: an ancient British people that under their queen Boudicca revolted against the Romans in a.d. 60
Icenian adjective
or Icenic

Examples of Iceni in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The settlement and many of its buildings burned down in 60 C.E. during a rebellion against the Romans led by the local Iceni and Trinovantes people. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Apr. 2023

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Word History



First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Iceni was in 1573

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“Iceni.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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