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Oscan

[ os-kuhn ]
/ ˈɒs kən /
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noun
one of an ancient people of south-central Italy.
the Indo-European, probably Italic, language of the Oscans, written in an alphabet derived from the Etruscan.
adjective
of or relating to the Oscans or their language.
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Origin of Oscan

1590–1600; Latin Osc(ī) the Oscans + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Oscan

non-Oscan, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Oscan

Oscan
/ (ˈɒskən) /

noun
an extinct language of ancient S Italy belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European familySee also Osco-Umbrian
a speaker of this language; Samnite
adjective
of or relating to this language
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