Definition of Getulian in English:

Getulian

(also Gaetulian, Getulan)

noun

  • Roman History. A member of a Berber people in ancient times inhabiting the North African desert region to the south and east of Numidia.

adjective

  • Roman History. Of or relating to the Getulians or to their land.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Alexander Barclay (c1484–1552), poet and clergyman. From classical Latin Gaetūlī, Gētūlī, masculine plural noun (also Gaetūlus, Gētūlus, adjective; from Hellenistic Greek Γαιτοῦλοι, masculine plural noun, perhaps from a Berber form) + -an; compare -ian.

Pronunciation

Getulian

/ɡɪˈtjuːlɪən//dʒɪˈtjuːlɪən/