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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to ancient Italy or its peoples or cultures.
  • adj. Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Latin, Faliscan, Oscan, Umbrian, and the Romance languages.
  • adj. Of or being a style of printing type patterned on a Renaissance script with the letters slanting to the right: This sentence is printed in italic type.
  • n. The Italic branch of Indo-European.
  • n. Italic print or typeface. Often used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the Italian peninsula.
  • adj. Pertaining to a subfamily of the Centum branch of the Indo-European language family, that includes Latin and other languages (as Oscan, Umbrian) spoken by the peoples of ancient Italy and also the Romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, etc.); the group of ancient languages of this branch as contrasted with the modern Romance languages; Osco-Umbrian
  • adj. Pertaining to various peoples that lived in Italy before the establishment of the Roman Empire, or to any of several alphabet systems used by those peoples for writing their languages.
  • proper n. An Italic language.

Etymologies

Latin Italicus, from Italia, Italy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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