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Of or relating to ancient Etruria or its people, language, or culture.
1. A native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria.
2. The extinct language of the Etruscans, of unknown linguistic affiliation.
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(ɪˈtrʌskən) or


1. (Historical Terms) a member of an ancient people of central Italy whose civilization influenced the Romans, who had suppressed them by about 200 bc
2. (Languages) the non-Indo-European language of the ancient Etruscans, whose few surviving records have not been fully interpreted
3. (Historical Terms) the non-Indo-European language of the ancient Etruscans, whose few surviving records have not been fully interpreted
(Historical Terms) of, relating to, or characteristic of Etruria, the Etruscans, their culture, or their language
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(ɪˈtrʌs kən)

1. a member of a people inhabiting ancient Etruria, whose civilization flourished c700–400 b.c.: subsequently dominated and absorbed by the Romans.
2. the extinct language of the Etruscans.
3. of or pertaining to Etruria, the Etruscans, or their language.
Abbr.: Etr.
[1700–10; < Latin Etrusc(us) of Etruria + -an1]
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Noun1.Etruscan - a native or inhabitant of ancient EtruriaEtruscan - a native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria; the Etruscans influenced the Romans (who had suppressed them by about 200 BC)
Etruria - an ancient country in central Italy; assimilated by the Romans by about 200 BC
Italian - a native or inhabitant of Italy
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A. ADJetrusco
B. N
1. (= person) → etrusco/a m/f
2. (Ling) → etrusco m
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Etrusker(in) m(f)
(Ling) → Etruskisch nt
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[ɪˈtrʌskən] adjetrusco/a
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References in classic literature ?
The Celtic dolmen and cromlech, the Etruscan tumulus, the Hebrew galgal, are words.
Thus, in order to enunciate here only summarily, a law which it would require volumes to develop: in the high Orient, the cradle of primitive times, after Hindoo architecture came Phoenician architecture, that opulent mother of Arabian architecture; in antiquity, after Egyptian architecture, of which Etruscan style and cyclopean monuments are but one variety, came Greek architecture (of which the Roman style is only a continuation), surcharged with the Carthaginian dome; in modern times, after Romanesque architecture came Gothic architecture.
It was usual for ladies who received in the evenings to wear what were called "simple dinner dresses": a close-fitting armour of whale-boned silk, slightly open in the neck, with lace ruffles filling in the crack, and tight sleeves with a flounce uncovering just enough wrist to show an Etruscan gold bracelet or a velvet band.
It was found among the ruins of one of the oldest of the Etruscan cities.
Certain odd minutes every day went to learning things by heart; he never took a ticket without noting the number; he devoted January to Petronius, February to Catullus, March to the Etruscan vases perhaps; anyhow he had done good work in India, and there was nothing to regret in his life except the fundamental defects which no wise man regrets, when the present is still his.
(30) Probably not Etruscans, but the non-Hellenic peoples of Thrace and (according to Thucydides) of Lemnos and Athens.
Stantatus, De Temperamente ) if it is not a god; and as such we know it was worshiped by the Etruscans, and, if we may believe Macrobious, by the Cupasians also.
In the final chapter, Rowland turns to twentieth-century excavations of Etruscan landmarks and reveals the ease with which Curzio would have been able to bury his scarith given the nature of the soil and landscape.
91) several critics offered both far-fetched and all-too-obvious explanations of the closing couplet of "Beyond the Alps," "one of Lowell's most perfect and impenetrable" images: "Now Paris, our black classic, breaking up / like killer kings on an Etruscan cup." James Fenton asked: "Why is Paris a 'black classic,' why is it breaking up, and why is it breaking up like the image of the beautiful last line?"
Set in the early 1920s, in the middle of Etruscan country north of Rome, this wildly romantic first novel unburies the nearly lost genre of the literary Gothic.
Orvieto, famous for its white wine, is perched on a volcanic crag and here you will find Etruscan ruins and a cathedral in Romanesque gothic style.
Under one roof, you'll find Etruscan urns circa 390 B.C., embroidered caskets from the 1660s, and art deco radios from the 1940s.