- pertaining to Etruria, its inhabitants, civilization, art, or language.
- an inhabitant of ancient Etruria.
- the extinct language of Etruria, not known to be related to any other language. Abbreviation: Etr.
Origin of Etruscan
Examples from the Web for etruscan
Balanchine danced the role of Polio and Tanaquil, the Etruscan Queen sensitive to omens, danced the victim.
The first name is that of an Etruscan Queen, one sensitive to omens.
The latter was both an Etruscan and a Roman deity, the goddess of memory.History of Religion</p>
A number of examples of bridgework have been found in the old Etruscan tombs.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
The saturae contained an Etruscan element, but atellans were entirely Etruscan.Folkways</p>
William Graham Sumner
Certainly it must have been a considerable town in the Etruscan period.New Italian sketches
John Addington Symonds
It is by the subject chiefly that the Etruscan vases are distinguished from the Greek vases.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
- a member of an ancient people of central Italy whose civilization influenced the Romans, who had suppressed them by about 200 bc
- the non-Indo-European language of the ancient Etruscans, whose few surviving records have not been fully interpreted
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Etruria, the Etruscans, their culture, or their language
Word Origin and History for etruscan
1706, from Latin Etruscus "an Etruscan," from Etruria, ancient name of Tuscany, of uncertain origin, but containing an element that might mean "water" (see Basque) and which could be a reference to the rivers in the region.