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Messapic

[ muh-sey-pik, -sap-ik ]
/ məˈseɪ pɪk, -ˈsæp ɪk /
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noun

an Indo-European language that was spoken in what is now SE Italy and written with an alphabet derived from that of Greek.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Also Mes·sa·pi·an [muh-sey-pee-uhn]. /məˈseɪ pi ən/.

Origin of Messapic

1765–75; <Latin Mesāp(ius) pertaining to Messāpia the Calabrian peninsula + -ic
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