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A group of extinct Italic languages that includes Oscan, Umbrian, and South Picene, known primarily from inscriptional remains. Also called Osco-Umbrian, Sabellian.

[From Latin Sabellus, Sabine.]
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Language and Ritual in Sabellic Italy: The Ritual Complex of the Third and the Fourth Tabulae Iguvinae.
Heidermanns, Frank (2002) Nominal composition in Sabellic and Proto-Italic.
Pallottino offers a counterargument to the question of Greek influence on Roman civilization by evaluating the history of pre-Roman Italic cultural expressions present on the Italian peninsula such as Osco- Umbrian, Sabellic, Etruscan, Ligurian, Venetic and Samnite.
Language and ritual in Sabellic Italy; the ritual complex of the third and the fourth Tabulae Iguvinae.
(41) Within Indo-European, Sabellic shows a regular use of en with locative forms.
The main goal of the dictionary is to describe which roots and stems of the vocabulary of the Italic languages (encompassing, for Vaan's purposes, the language families of Sabellic, Latino-Faliscan, and Venetic, and excluding Messapic) are likely to have been inherited from Proto-Indo-European.
Final *-a did not become -u in Sabellic but rather *-a.