Osco-Umbrian


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Os·co-Um·bri·an

 (ŏs′kō-ŭm′brē-ən)
n.

Osco-Umbrian

(ˌɒskəʊˈʌmbrɪən)
n
(Languages) a group of extinct languages of ancient Italy, including Oscan, Umbrian, and Sabellian, which were displaced by Latin
adj
(Languages) relating to or belonging to this group of languages

Os•co-Um•bri•an

(ˈɒs koʊˈʌm bri ən)

n.
the Oscan and Umbrian languages collectively, as a subgroup of the Italic languages.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.Osco-Umbrian - a group of dead languages of ancient Italy; they were displace by Latin
Italic language, Italic - a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative
Umbrian - an extinct Italic language of ancient southern Italy
Oscan - an extinct Italic language of ancient southern Italy
Sabellian - an extinct Osco-Umbrian language of ancient Italy that survives only in a few inscriptions
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