Messapic


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Mes·sa·pic

 (mə-sā′pĭk)
n.
An extinct Indo-European language preserved in inscriptions from southeast Italy that date from the sixth to the first century bc. Also called Messapian.
adj.
Of or relating to Messapic or its speakers.

[From Latin Messāpia, ancient name for the region of Italy containing Apulia and Calabria.]

Mes•sa•pic

(məˈseɪ pɪk, -ˈsæp ɪk)

also Mes•sa′pi•an,



n.
an extinct Indo-European language of pre-Roman SE Italy.
[1765–75; < Latin Mesāp(ius) pertaining to Messāpia the Calabrian peninsula + -ic]
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