- a member of an ancient people who inhabited southern Etruria.
- the Italic language spoken by this people, closely related to Latin.
- of or relating to the Faliscans or their language.
Origin of Faliscan
1590–1600; < Latin Falisc(us) of Falerii, major city of the Faliscans + -an
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At the decree of the Senate, Camillus raised a force and invaded the Faliscan territory.
- an ancient language of Italy, spoken in the area north of the Tiber. It was closely related to Latin, which displaced it before 200 bc
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