noun Etymology: Latin Date: 1581 a people of ancient Britain described by Tacitus as occupying chiefly southern Wales

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  • SILURES — qui SILYRES Ptol. Populi fuêre Albionis inter Demetas ad Occasum, et Atrebatios in Ortum, quorum regnum seu tractus Wenceland, teste Lelandô; alias Southwales, quorum urbs Venta Silurum vocatur. Silures autem Camdenus statuit in Herfordia,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Silŭres — (a. Geogr.), mächtiges u. streitbares Volk in Britannien, im j. Wales. Ihre Hauptstädte waren Isca u. Venta. Sie wurden zwar von den Römern unterworfen, blieben aber immer denselben furchtbar u. behaupteten auch den Angelsachsen gegenüber lange… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Silures — nannten die Römer das streitbare Volk in Wales; silurisches Gebirge, s. Grauwacke …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Silures — s. m. pl. Povo antigo da Bretanha …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Silures — [sil′yoo rēz΄] pl.n. [L] members of an ancient people of SE Wales, conquered (c.A.D. 80) by the Romans …   English World dictionary

  • Silures — The Silures were a powerful and warlike tribe of ancient Britain, occupying approximately the counties of Monmouthshire, Breconshire and Glamorganshire in south Wales. Origins According to Tacitus biography of Agricola, the Silures usually had a… …   Wikipedia

  • Silures — Les Silures étaient un puissant peuple celte brittonique guerrier de l île de Bretagne, dans le sud de l actuel Pays de Galles, occupant les régions de Gwent, Brecon, et Morgannwg. Ils avaient pour voisins les Ordovices et les Demetae. Leur… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Silures — /sil yeuh reez /, a British Celtic tribe resident in southeastern Wales at the time of the Roman conquest of Britain. * * * ▪ people       a powerful people of ancient Britain, occupying much of southeastern Wales. Incited by the king of… …   Universalium

  • SILURES —    one of the ancient British tribes occupying the SE. of Wales; conjectured to be of Non Aryan stock, and akin to the Iberians; offered a fierce resistance to the invading Romans …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Silures — n. powerful ancient people who inhabited lands in western Britain during the period of the Roman conquest of Britain …   English contemporary dictionary

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