Etruscan

[ ih-truhs-kuh n ]
/ ɪˈtrʌs kən /
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adjective

pertaining to Etruria, its inhabitants, civilization, art, or language.

noun

an inhabitant of ancient Etruria.
the extinct language of Etruria, not known to be related to any other language. Abbreviation: Etr.
Also E·tru·ri·an [ih-troo r-ee-uh n] /ɪˈtrʊər i ən/.

Origin of Etruscan

1700–10; < Latin Etrusc(us) of Etruria + -an
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Etruscan

Etrurian (ɪˈtrʊərɪən)

/ (ɪˈtrʌskən) /

noun

a member of an ancient people of central Italy whose civilization influenced the Romans, who had suppressed them by about 200 bc
the non-Indo-European language of the ancient Etruscans, whose few surviving records have not been fully interpreted

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Etruria, the Etruscans, their culture, or their language
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Word Origin and History for etruscan

Etruscan


n.

1706, from Latin Etruscus "an Etruscan," from Etruria, ancient name of Tuscany, of uncertain origin, but containing an element that might mean "water" (see Basque) and which could be a reference to the rivers in the region.

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