Era : 505BK – 93 BK (54 BCE – 358 CE)
Cultural Group : Germanic or Gallo-Germanic, likely Belgic.
Etymology : Celtic root *Sego- “Victory” (per Zimmer & Dobesch)
Attestations : Commentāriī dē Bellō Gallicō (Gaius Julius Cæsar)
Historic Territory : They dwelled in the region of the Belgian Ardennes and the Eifel mountains. Their territory was between the Eburones and the Treveri, adjacent to the Condrusi.
Historical Highlights : In 505BK (54 BCE) the Segni are said to have sent an embassy to Cæsar, assuring him that they did not have a common cause with other Germani Cisrhenani and did not join Ambiorix and those in league with the Eburones against Rome. By 93 BK (358 CE) the Segni are likely completely absorbed by the Salii.
Persons of Note : Segni Embassy: “The Segui and Condrusi, of the nation and number of the Germans, 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. Then, having divided his forces into three parts, he sent the baggage of all the legions to Aduatuca. That is the name of a fort. This is nearly in the middle of the Eburones, where Titurius and Aurunculeius had been quartered for the purpose of wintering. This place he selected as well on other accounts as because the fortifications of the previous year remained, in order that he might relieve the labor of the soldiers. He left the fourteenth legion as a guard for the baggage, one of those three which he had lately raised in Italy and brought over. Over that legion and camp he places Q. Tullius Cicero and gives him 200 horse.” (Commentarii de Bello Gallico, 6 :32)
Associated Hêlen : Matres Nemetiales, Nemetona, Matres Nervinae, Matris Cantrusteihiae, Viradechtis (TFA Wêradihta)