[ fuh-lur-nee-uhn ]
/ fəˈlɜr ni ən /
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(especially of a wine celebrated by Horace) of, coming from, or made in a district of Campania, Italy.
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Origin of Falernian
1720–30; <Latin (ager) Falern(us) Falernian (field) + -ian
Words nearby Falernian
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How to use Falernian in a sentence
You must lay a part of the heartiness of our reception, especially the old Falernian, to the account of our relieved fears.Aurelian|William Ware
There are two kinds of Falernian wine, the dry and the sweet.
The Caucine too is a noble wine, and resembles the Falernian.
The Calenian wine is light, and better for the stomach than the Falernian.
Falernus, adj., Falernian; ager Falernus, a famous wine-growing district in Campania.Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond