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Masinissa

or Massinissa

[mas-uh-nis-uh] /ˌmæs əˈnɪs ə/
noun
1.
238–149 b.c, king of Numidia c210–149.
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  • Upon this he returned to the king, with the false account of the death of Masinissa.

  • That they should restore to Masinissa all the houses, cities, and lands that had ever been possessed by himself or his ancestors.

    A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • The troops which attended him having fled back to the town in consternation, Masinissa took it at the first assault.

  • Caius Julius, Masinissa's son, who owned all the lands about that town, served with Caesar the father.

  • Pergamus, under the house of Actalus, was established as a protected kingdom, as Numidia under Masinissa had been.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • Masinissa himself was very far advanced in life, being over eighty years of age.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Masinissa was a courageous prince, but a convenient tool for the Romans.

  • His commanding general there had sent him to Africa to procure some elephants from Masinissa for the use of the army.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Members of the same stock were the ancient subjects of Jugurtha, Syphax, and Masinissa.

    Man and His Migrations R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
  • We must now pass to the war, which soon after occurred between the Carthaginians and Masinissa, king of Numidia.

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Masinissa

/ˌmæsɪˈnɪsə/
noun
1.
?238–?149 bc, king of Numidia (?210–149), who fought as an ally of Rome against Carthage in the Second Punic War
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