A people in Germany inhabiting the coast from the east mouth of the
Rhine to the Amisia (Ems), and coterminous on the south with the Bructeri. They were allies of
the Romans before A.D. 28, when the oppression of the governor Olennius led to their revolt,
and they were never again subject to Rome (Dio Cass. liv. 32; Tac.
Ann. xiii. 54
). In the fifth century they joined the Saxons and Angli
(q.v.) in their invasion of Britain.