from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of an ancient Celtic people of northern Spain.
  • n. The language of this people, known from place and personal names and from inscriptions.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Celtiberians or to their language or culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Celtic people of Hallstatt culture living in the Iberian Peninsula, chiefly in what is now north central Spain, before and during the Roman Empire.
  • proper n. An extinct Indo-European language of the Celtic branch spoken by the Celtiberians in an area of the Iberian Peninsula lying between the headwaters of the Duero, Tajo, Júcar and Turia rivers and the Ebro river.
  • n. A member of this people.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the ancient Celtiberia (a district in Spain lying between the Ebro and the Tagus) or its inhabitants the Celtiberi (Celts of the river Iberus).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Celtiberia and its inhabitants, the Celtiberi, an ancient people of Spain formed by a union of Celts and Iberians.
  • n. A member of the dominant race of ancient Celtiberia, a region in central Spain.


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  • But after the Romans occupied their territories, speakers of Gaulish and Celtiberian, major Continental Celtic languages, gradually came to speak Latin instead.

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  • The same conical cap belonged to the Lord of the Underworld in Celtiberian pagan imagery.

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  • It is worth mentioning that only a dead language that no longer has people that regard this language as their mother tongue can have a complete word listing for example, Latin, ancient Greek, Iberian and Celtiberian languages, etc.

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  • Or Goicosenas, decurio of the Vardullian cavalry who comes from a Celtiberian tribe speaking a Basque dialect Goikoetxea.

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  • The lady was such a person as Scipio might well be supposed to give away, without any great effort of generosity; and indeed the Celtiberian prince seemed to be of that opinion; for, upon receiving her from the hand of the victor, he discovered none of those transports of gratitude and joy which Livy describes in recounting this event.

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  • The Spanish army was just that, forty thousand Lusitanian and Celtiberian tribesmen whom Sertorius and Hirtuleius had painfully but successfully trained to fight like Roman legions.

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  • No Celtiberian or Lusitanian welcomed the Roman presence in Spain; every Celtiberian and Lusitanian realized that Rome was in Spain only to exploit the country's riches.

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  • He liked the sensation of a fugitive existence; it carried an extra dimension of real life with it, and reminded him slightly of the days when he had posed as a Celtiberian warrior of some outlandish tribe in order to go spying among the Germans.

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  • Young Cato was probably too amazed to wave back; there would be few in Sulla's temporary dwelling with the time to make overtures of friendship to a poor little storky boy who was the descendant of a Tusculan squire and a Celtiberian slave.

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  • So after a conference with his legates, interpreters and locals, he dispatched Lucius Titurius Sabinus and fifteen cohorts to winter at Termes, Celtiberian in populace but no longer keen to serve Sertorius.

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