[ vol-shuhn ]

  1. of or relating to the Volsci or to their language.

  1. one of the Volsci.

Origin of Volscian

1505–15; <Latin Volsc(us) of the Volsci + -ian

Words Nearby Volscian

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How to use Volscian in a sentence

  • Last of all came Camilla the Volscian, with a great company on horses, clad in armor of bronze.

    Stories of the Old world | Alfred John Church
  • Camilla the Volscian too is with us, leading her train of cavalry, squadrons splendid in brass.

  • When but a babe in arms, Camilla had been carried off by her father, as he fled before the Volscian troops.

    Myths of Greece and Rome | H. A. Guerber
  • These made up a considerable body of men, nor was the bravery or activity of the others more conspicuous in the Volscian war.

  • He was then the chief man of the Volscian people, and always a determined enemy of the Romans.

British Dictionary definitions for Volscian


/ (ˈvɒlskɪən) /

  1. a member of the Volsci

  2. the extinct language of the Volsci, closely related to Umbrian

  1. of or relating to the Volsci or their language

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