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Umbrian

[ uhm-bree-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to Umbria, its inhabitants, or their language.


noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Umbria.
  2. the extinct Italic language of the ancient Umbrians.

Umbrian

/ ˈʌmbrɪən /

adjective

  1. of or relating to Umbria, its inhabitants, their dialect of Italian, or the ancient language once spoken there
  2. of or relating to a Renaissance school of painting that included Raphael


noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Umbria
  2. an extinct language of ancient S Italy, belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European family See also Osco-Umbrian
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Other Words From

  • non-Umbri·an adjective noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Umbrian1

First recorded in 1595–1605; Umbri(a) + -an
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Example Sentences

During that time his father rented out one whole floor of the luxury Brufani Hotel overlooking the Umbrian countryside.

The picturesque Umbrian hill town of Perugia may have seemed an idyllic setting for cultural and linguistic enhancement.

It is one of the loveliest of all early Umbrian pictures, full of a new kind of happiness that is about to discover the world.

Influenced in the beginning by the Sienese, the Umbrian school of painting remained almost entirely religious.

Assisi, the little Umbrian hill town, is deservedly the popular shrine that it is.

Perugias lode star for travellers has ever been the fact that it was the centre of the school of Umbrian painters.

It needed the Umbrian sky, it required the Umbrian landscape to make of such strange contrasts an harmonious whole.

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