Volscian


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Vol·scian

 (vŏl′shən, vôl′skē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to the Volsci or their language.
n.
1. The Italic language of the Volsci.
2. A member of the Volsci.

Volscian

(ˈvɒlskɪən)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of the Volsci
2. (Historical Terms) a member of the Volsci
3. (Languages) the extinct language of the Volsci, closely related to Umbrian
4. (Historical Terms) the extinct language of the Volsci, closely related to Umbrian
adj
5. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Volsci or their language
6. (Peoples) of or relating to the Volsci or their language
7. (Languages) of or relating to the Volsci or their language

Vol•scian

(ˈvɒl ʃən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Volsci.
n.
2. one of the Volsci.
[1505–15; < Latin Volsc(us) of the Volsci + -ian]
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The Volscian campaigns in which Coriolanus made his name were not the same as the easily recognizable imperial follies that followed.
In Sabellian, the attested accusatives of singular personal pronouns include the Volscian miom, Umbrian and South Picene tiom and Oscan siom (Rix, La lingua, 231, n.
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And when Coriolanus abandons Rome for the Volscian camp nothing changes.
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