Definitions for oscanˈɒs kən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Os•canˈɒs kən(n.)

  1. an Italic language spoken in much of central and S Italy: gradually supplanted by Latin after the absorption of the area by Rome in the 3rd century b.c.

    Category: Peoples

  2. a member of any of the Oscan-speaking peoples of ancient Italy.

    Category: Peoples

  3. (adj.)of or pertaining to Oscan or its speakers.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Oscan:

1590–1600; L Osc(ī) the Oscans + -an1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oscan(noun)

    an Oscan-speaking member of an ancient people of Campania

  2. Oscan(noun)

    an extinct Italic language of ancient southern Italy

Wiktionary

  1. Oscan(Noun)

    A member of an ancient group of Italic-speaking peoples of Campania (the Osci).

  2. Oscan(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Oscan language or Oscan people, or their writing system.

  3. Oscan(ProperNoun)

    The language of the Oscan people.

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