On its base was an Oscan inscription, which has been interpreted as follows by Minervini: Marius.
Beyond this are the Oscan graves (31-32), several of which have been explored.
Ennius said that he had three hearts, for he spoke threexiv tongues—the Greek, the Oscan, and the Latin.
It seems highly improbable that they were performed in the Oscan language.
Recinos, in characters partaking more of the Oscan than the Greek form; those of more recent date are decidedly Greek, ΡΗΓ.
The language used was that of every-day life, and they were often written in the Oscan dialect.
This building, however, is not old enough to have been mentioned in an Oscan inscription.
In the Oscan and Umbrian dialects, whose alphabet was borrowed from Etruscan, a special form appears for f, viz.
The use, but probably not the restriction, appears in Oscan and Umbrian.
As the Brut'tii used the Oscan language, they must have been of the Ausonian race.
of or pertaining to the ancient people of southern Italy, 1590s, from Latin Osci, Opsci (plural) "Oscans," literally "worshippers of Ops," a harvest goddess, the name related to Latin ops (genitive opis) "abundance, plenty, wealth, riches," from PIE *op- "to work, to produce in abundance" (see opus).