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Segni

Segni (in LatinSignia) is an Italian town and comune located in Lazio. The city is situated on a hilltop in the Lepini Mountains, and overlooks the valley of the Sacco River.

Segni (disambiguation)

Segni is an Italian placename and surname. It may refer to:

  • Segni, a town in the Lepini Mountains in the Province of Rome, Italy
    • the Conti di Segni noble family
      • The Bishop of Segni
      • Saint Bruno of Segni (c.1047–1123), bishop of Segni and abbot of Montecassino
      • Lotario de' Conti di Segni (1160/1–1216)), Pope Innocent III
  • a modern Italian surname
    • Antonio Segni (1891–1972), Italian politician, Prime Minister and fourth President of the Italian Republic
    • Mario Segni (born 1939), Italian politician and son of Antonio
  • The Segni were an ancient Belgian tribe reported by Julius Caesar.

Segni (tribe)

The Segni (sometimes Segui) were a tribe living in Belgic Gaul when Julius Caesar's Roman forces entered the area in 57 BCE. They are known from his account of the Gallic War. They were one of a group of tribes listed by his local informants as the Germani of Belgian Gaul, along with the Eburones, Condrusi, Paemani (or Caemani), and Caeroesi (or Caeraesi). The Segni do not appear in the first listing of the Germani, which was a listing of Germani sending men to fight Caesar. But they appear in a later mention, after the defeat of the Eburones:

The Segui and Condrusi, of the nation and number of the Germans [Germani], and who are between the Eburones and the Treviri, sent embassadors to Caesar to entreat that he would not regard them in the number of his enemies, nor consider that the cause of all the Germans on this side the Rhine was one and the same; that they had formed no plans of war, and had sent no auxiliaries to Ambiorix. Caesar, having ascertained this fact by an examination of his prisoners, commanded that if any of the Eburones in their flight had repaired to them, they should be sent back to him; he assures them that if they did that, he will not injure their territories.

These tribes are referred to as the " Germani Cisrhenani", to distinguish them from Germani living on the east of the Rhine, outside of the Gaulish and Roman area. Whether they actually spoke a Germanic language or not, is still uncertain. The region was strongly influenced by Gaul, and many of the personal names and tribal names from these communities appear to be Celtic. But on the other hand it was claimed by Tacitus that these Germani were the original Germani, and that the term Germani as it came to be widely used was not the original meaning. He also said that the descendants of the original Germani in his time were the Tungri.

The general area of the Belgian Germani was between the Dijle (Dyle) and Rhine rivers, and north of Luxemburg and the southern parts of the Eifel. In modern terms this area includes eastern Belgium, the southeastern parts of the Netherlands, and a part of Germany on the west of the Rhine, but north of the Moselle valley.

The specific location of the Segni, as can be seen from the brief mention of Caesar, quoted above, was between the Eburones and the Treverii, somewhere in the region of the Ardennes. The Condrusi, mentioned as living in the same area and being part of the same embassy to Caesar, are thought to have lived in the Condroz region in the north of the Ardennes.

In the 19th century, it was sometimes claimed that the name of the Segni is preserved in a modern town of "Sinei or Signei", on the Meuse river, in the Belgian province of Namur.

It has also occasionally been claimed that the Segni appear as the " Sunuci" or "Sinuci" in later Roman records, such as the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder. If so, then we have more records to refer to. Pliny described them between the Tungri and the Frisiavones. Tacitus, for example, also mentioned the Sunuci, as a people of this region during the Batavian revolt. They probably lived between the Tungri and the Ubii in Roman imperial times.

The Sunuci are thought to have lived in what is now the area of Germany where it touches eastern Belgium, and the southern Netherlands. One proposal would place the Sunuci in Kornelimünster in the region of modern Aachen.

WordNet

segno

  1. n. (music) a notation written at the beginning or end of a passage that is to be repeated

  2. [also: segni (pl)]

segni

See segno

Usage examples of "segni".

Non vedeva davanti a sé la testa di feto, bensì un volto che portava i segni di una vita dura, solchi di un'esistenza dove forse erano stati gettati i semi della saggezza.

Erano visibili dappertutto i segni della crescente precarietà di Grove: lampioni e alberi abbattuti, marciapiedi accartocciati, acqua che sgorgava dalle tubature squarciate.

Forse in passato era stata graziosa, ma sul viso e nel corpo portava ora i segni di una devasta­zione progressiva e sulle braccia esibiva la prova del vizio che l'aveva fatta precipitare così in basso.

Il ciondolo e i suoi segni misteriosi gli sta­vano bruciando la stoffa della tasca.

Non aveva un aspetto da guerriero come il suo rivale e di conseguenza portava più duramente i segni della battaglia fin lì sostenuta.

Solo dalle case giunge­vano segni di vita: televisori con il volume così alto che era riuscito a distinguere nove emittenti diverse mentre aspet­tava.

Sentiva la sua vagina calda intorno alle dita tese, vedeva il suo seno coperto dai piccoli segni a doppia mezzaluna che le lasciava con i denti.

C'erano segni di presenza umana all'orizzonte, una città nel mezzo del nulla.

Le assi delle case non solo non erano di­pinte, ma non portavano nemmeno i segni delle intemperie.

La sua professione si basava molto sulla sua capacità di ascoltare il modo in cui la gente parlava e raccontava, di individuare i segni della vita dietro la vita.

E forse era così, perché stava notando altri segni oltre il ritmo delle onde.

Il viaggio intrapreso non lo aveva rispar­miato: aveva sul collo e sulla faccia e lungo la spina dorsale i segni dell'intervento della Quiddità.

Gli unici segni di distruzione erano alcune finestre fracas­sate e delle macchie di fuliggine sul marmo sovrastante quelle strette aperture.

Quando la Yarbeck, lavorandoci, riuscì a ideare un linguaggio di segni con cui comunicare delle idee complesse, più volte l'Outsider espresse la voglia di uccidere, di mutilare il cane, ma non spiegò mai il perché.

La Yarbeck e i suoi assistenti avevano insegnato all'Out­sider un linguaggio di segni, simile a quello sviluppato dai ricercatori che alla metà degli anni Settanta avevano tentato i primi esperimenti di comunicazione con i primati superiori come i gorilla.