Samnium

[sam-nee-uh m]
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noun

an ancient country in central Italy.

Related formsSam·nite [sam-nahyt] /ˈsæm naɪt/, adjective, noun
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Samnium

noun

an ancient country of central Italy inhabited by Oscan-speaking Samnites: corresponds to the present-day regions of Abruzzi, Molise, and part of Campania
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