from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of an ancient people of Campania.
- n. The Italic language of the Oscans.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Oscan language or Oscan people, or their writing system.
- n. A member of an ancient group of Italic-speaking peoples of Campania (the Osci).
- proper n. The language of the Oscan people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Osci, a primitive people of Campania, a province of ancient Italy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of au Italic race occupying a great part of southern Italy in ancient times.
- n. A language, akin to the Latin and Umbrian, spoken in Samnium, Campania, etc. It had not entirely disappeared as a spoken tongue in the time of the earlier emperors.
- Of or pertaining to the Oscans or their language: as, the Oscan cities; the Oscan language; an Oscan inscription.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an Oscan-speaking member of an ancient people of Campania
- n. an extinct Italic language of ancient southern Italy
From Latin Oscus + -an. (Wiktionary)