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[vol-shuh n]
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  1. of or relating to the Volsci or to their language.
  1. one of the Volsci.

Origin of Volscian

1505–15; < Latin Volsc(us) of the Volsci + -ian
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Examples from the Web for volscian

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

British Dictionary definitions for volscian


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