[ih-troo r-ee-uh]


an ancient country located between the Arno and Tiber rivers, roughly corresponding to modern Tuscany in W Italy. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of etruria

  • Etruria furnished the people of Romulus with the science of divination.

  • Fanny wants to know “what you are gone for,” and endeavors to pronounce Etruria.

    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • Remains of amphitheatres are found in several cities of Etruria.

  • Examples of subterranean tombs are to be found in Egypt, Etruria, Greece.

  • Hannibal decided to attempt to pass over the mountains into Etruria.


    Jacob Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for etruria



an ancient country of central Italy, between the Rivers Arno and Tiber, roughly corresponding to present-day Tuscany and part of Umbria
a factory established in Staffordshire by Josiah Wedgwood in 1769
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