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  • proper noun a Germanic tribe


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  • Arminius, a prince of the Cherusci, is playing a deadly game.

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  • Germanicus tried to put a wedge into that alliance by taking up one tribe after the other while Caecina kept the Cherusci from coming to their aid, but that took place over 3 summers and I'm not sure if not the Marsi and Chatti had recovered well enough to gather again into something like a fighting force.

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  • The same way fe. the Cherusci, Chatti, Bructeri and Hermunduri had been Germanic tribes in the 1st and 2nd centuries.


  • A vast collection of Germanic peoples (the Cimbri, the Teutones and the Cherusci/Marcomanni/Tigurini) had migrated to Gaul (modern France) and inflicted several disastrous defeats upon Rome's armies, led by aristocratic incompetents who refused to cooperate with men they considered beneath them.

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  • They are the Cimbri, the Teutones, the Marcomanni, the Cherusci, and the Tigurini.

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  • In some way, I thought, my German sons would then have the faintest whiff of Rome under their short straight Cherusci noses.

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  • Nor are the winters so very hard, it seems — at least as close to Oceanus Atlanticus as the Cimbri, the Teutones, and the Cherusci were.

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  • So I took Hermana and the boys to the Cherusci of Germania.

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  • In the eighth year they were joined by a group of real Germans, the Cherusci, who came down from their lands around the Visurgis River, and in the ninth year by a people of Helvetia called the Tigurini, who seem to have lived to the east of Lake Lemanna, and are definitely Celts.

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  • The Cherusci actually come from a part of Germania not so very far from the lands of the Atuatuci, and claim the Atuatuci are their kinsmen.

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