Definition of Numidia

1. Noun. An ancient kingdom (later a Roman province) in North Africa in an area corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria.

Generic synonyms: Kingdom, Realm
Group relationships: North Africa
Derivative terms: Numidian

Definition of Numidia

1. Proper noun. An ancient Berber kingdom located in northern Africa. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Numidia

Nullarbor Plain
Num Lock
Num Locks
Number 10
Number Ten
Number of the Beast
Numenius arquata
Numenius borealis
Numida meleagris
Numidia (current term)
Nunc dimittis

Literary usage of Numidia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"... it will then contain a part of the Africa of Pomponius Mela f and Ptolemy { ; the Nu- midia properly fo called §, or the Numidia of the ..."

2. The Life of Alfred the Great by Reinhold Pauli, Paulus Orosius (1853)
"The same Jugurtha was the son of Micipsa, king of Numidia, and he adopted him in his youth, and ordered him to be fed and taught with his two sons: and. ..."

3. The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints by Alban Butler (1866)
"JAMES, MARIAN, AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS IN Numidia. ... THE persecution of Valerian raged no where with so much cruelty as in Numidia, in 259. ..."

4. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1893)
"10 It was not only Numidia that bore this name, but all the northern coast of Africa from the frontiers of the kingdom of Carthage near Hippo Regius to the ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"Numidia was m:nle a Roman province, and its western part was annexed to Mauritania. Augustus restored Juba II. to his father's kingdom, but subsequently ..."

6. A System of Ancient and Mediaeval Geography for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Charles Anthon (1871)
"Cirta, the chief town in Numidia toward the western frontier, situate on a high rocky peninsula, about forty-eight miles from the sea, and on a branch of ..."

7. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"DISSENSIONS BETWEEN THE CARTHAGINIANS AND MASINISSA, KING OF Numidia. These two princes, Syphax and Masinissa, were both kings iu Numidia, but reigned in ..."

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