Meaning of Icenian in English:


Pronunciation /ʌɪˈsiːnɪən/


(also Icenaean)
  • 1A member of the Iceni.

  • 2Geology
    rare The Icenian stage; the strata collectively dating from this time.


(also Icenaean)
  • 1Of or relating to the Iceni; belonging to the Iceni.

  • 2Geology
    Designating a stage of the early Pleistocene series (originally regarded as late Pliocene), exemplified by deposits of sand, clay, etc., in East Anglia; of or relating to this stage.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Grenewey (fl. 1598), translator. From the name of the Iceni + -ian.