[ suh-bel-ee-uh n ]
/ səˈbɛl i ən /


a member of a group of early Italian peoples including the Samnites and Sabines.

Origin of Sabellian

1595–1605; < Latin Sabell(us) a member of any of the Oscan-speaking Italic ethnic groups + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sabellian

/ (səˈbɛlɪən) /


an extinct language or group of languages of ancient Italy, surviving only in a few inscriptions belonging to the Osco-Umbrian group
a member of any of the ancient peoples speaking this language, including the Sabines


of or relating to this language or its speakers

Word Origin for Sabellian

C17: from Latin Sabellī group of Italian tribes
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