Messapic (məˈseɪpɪk, -ˈsæpɪk)
/ (məˈseɪpɪən) /
a scantily recorded language of an ancient people of Calabria (the Messapii), thought by some to be related to ancient Illyrian
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Example sentences from the Web for Messapian
The name is said to mean "stag's head" in the Messapian dialect, in allusion to the shape of the harbour.