Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Viminal: Esquiline Hill


One of the seven hills of ancient Rome. The baths of Diocletian were built at the foot of the hill.

Vim′i·nal adj.


(Placename) one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built
[from Latin Vīminālis Collis the Viminal Hill, from vīminālis of osiers, from vīmen an osier, referring to the willow grove on the hill]


(ˈvɪm ə nl)

one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
(Under those systems, the year 1 BC is followed by AD 1) What are the Palatine, Aventine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline and Caelian?
Poseyeron un palacio cerca de Piazza Venezia; una capilla en la Chiesa di San Marcello al Corso, todavia conservada; y la Villa Strozzi sobre el Viminal.
Christopher Hibbert takes a more traditional stance, asserting: "The seven hills of Rome are usually taken to be the Palatine, the Esquiline, the Viminal, the Quirinal, the Capitol, the Caelian and the Aventine.