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[vol-shuh n] /ˈvɒl ʃən/
of or relating to the Volsci or to their language.
one of the Volsci.
Origin of Volscian
1505-15; < Latin Volsc(us) of the Volsci + -ian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • He takes command in the Volscian army and invades Roman territory.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Its breadth from the Volscian hills to the sea cannot be less than forty miles.

  • The family had been long settled at Arpinum, now Arpino, a Volscian town.

  • In the quian and Volscian wars this citadel played an important part.

    Old Rome

    Robert Burn
  • He did indeed put a bit in the mouth of the advancing Volscian.

    Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman
  • He left Rome, only to return to wreak vengeance at the head of a Volscian army.

    Roman Women

    Alfred Brittain
  • The rest of the Volscian army was defeated, many were slain, and many taken.

  • The territory of Arpinum, now Arpino, was in the Volscian mountains.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume II Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  • The Senate, no less frightened than the people, obeyed, sending five leading Patricians to the Volscian camp.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • Even the Volscian soldiers watched them with pitying eyes, and spoke no scornful word as they moved slowly past.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
British Dictionary definitions for Volscian


a member of the Volsci
the extinct language of the Volsci, closely related to Umbrian
of or relating to the Volsci or their language
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