Origin of Oscan
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From this language the name of the city came; for pompe in Oscan meant 'five.'
This building, however, is not old enough to have been mentioned in an Oscan inscription.
Beyond this are the Oscan graves (31-32), several of which have been explored.
We have now to notice the points in which Umbrian has diverged from Oscan.
It is difficult, too, to say whether some of them were Latin or Oscan most.The Ethnology of Europe
Robert Gordon Latham
of or pertaining to the ancient people of southern Italy, 1590s, from Latin Osci, Opsci (plural) "Oscans," literally "worshippers of Ops," a harvest goddess, the name related to Latin ops (genitive opis) "abundance, plenty, wealth, riches," from PIE *op- "to work, to produce in abundance" (see opus).