Marcomanni [mahr-koh-man-ahy] Examples noun (used with a plural verb)
- an ancient Germanic people who lived in central Europe.
Related formsMar·co·man·nic [mahr-koh-man-ik] /ˌmɑr koʊˈmæn ɪk/, adjective Examples from the Web for marcomanni Historical Examples of marcomanni
The Marcomanni drove the Boii out of their land, which they now inhabit.
Oliver J. Thatcher
It is surrounded by bas-reliefs, representing the conquest of the Marcomanni.
Augustus J.C. Hare
At the commencement of his reign he bought a peace of the Marcomanni that he might return to Rome.
A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
After this victory the Marcomanni, the Quadi, as well as the rest of the barbarians, sued for peace.
The chief of the Marcomanni, named Marbod, was a man of unusual capacity and energy.
Word Origin and History for marcomanni Marcomanni
name of a Teutonic tribe, from Latin Marcomanni, from a Germanic compound, literally “men of the border;” cf. Old High German mark, Old English mearc “border” (see(n.2)). For second element, see (n.).