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fescennine

[ fes-uh-nahyn, -nin ]
/ ˈfɛs əˌnaɪn, -nɪn /
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adjective

scurrilous; licentious; obscene: fescennine mockery.

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Origin of fescennine

1595–1605; <Latin Fescennīnus of, belonging to Fescennia, a town in Etruria noted for jesting and scurrilous verse; see -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for fescennine

Fescennine
/ (ˈfɛsɪˌnaɪn) /

adjective

rare scurrilous or obscene
C17: from Latin Fescennīnus of Fescennia, a city in Etruria noted for the production of mocking or obscene verse
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