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[fuh-lis-kuh n]
noun, plural Fa·lis·cans, (especially collectively) Fa·lis·can for 1.
  1. a member of an ancient people who inhabited southern Etruria.
  2. the Italic language spoken by this people, closely related to Latin.
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  1. of or relating to the Faliscans or their language.
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Origin of Faliscan

1590–1600; < Latin Falisc(us) of Falerii, major city of the Faliscans + -an
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Historical Examples of faliscan

  • At the decree of the Senate, Camillus raised a force and invaded the Faliscan territory.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)


British Dictionary definitions for faliscan


  1. an ancient language of Italy, spoken in the area north of the Tiber. It was closely related to Latin, which displaced it before 200 bc
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