American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Umbria.
- n. The Italic language of ancient Umbria.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Umbria.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Umbria, an ancient region of central Italy, and compartimento of the modern kingdom, or its inhabitants or language.
- n. One of an ancient Italian people who inhabited Umbria.
- n. The language of the Umbrians: it was an Italic tongue, allied to Oscan and more distantly to Latin. Its chief monument is the Eugubine tables. See Eugubine.
- adj. Relating to Umbria or to its inhabitants or extinct language.
- n. An inhabitant of Umbria.
- n. The language of the Umbrian people.
- n. an extinct Italic language of ancient southern Italy
- From Umbria + -an. (Wiktionary)
“That which afterward became known as the Umbrian sentiment probably first appeared in the work of Niccolò da Foligno”
“From these two causes, the secluded position of the region and the influence of Saint Francis, arose what is called the Umbrian school of painting.”
“This group, close to Celtic and Ancient Ligurian, includes numerous languages now extinct, such as Umbrian, but the main historical representative of this group is Ancient Ligurian language.”
“This group includes numerous languages now extinct, such as Umbrian, but the main historical representative of this group is Romanian).”
“Indeed, so successful was Latin that it supplanted all its ancient linguistic cousins—other Italic languages once spoken on the so-called Italic Peninsula: Faliscan, Oscan, Umbrian, and South Picene.”
“One ingredient I won't skimp on is finishing oil, usually Tuscan and Umbrian olive oil.”
“The Umbrian version cooks to a perfect al dente that most fresh pasta cannot achieve, but doesn't have a standard dried pasta's noodle-soup surface over an underdone center.”
“Suzanne Carreiro discovered panforte after discovering its bittersweet-chocolatey, black-peppery Umbrian cousin, panpetato, while living in Italy and researching her cookbook The Dog Who Ate the Truffle.”
“From the windows of the cell she shares with three other women Knox can glimpse the lush Umbrian countryside and dreams of walking through the hills.”
“After graduating in photography at the University of Washington in Seattle, Paxton has found work at a local paper in Perugia, riding local trains to photograph outlying Umbrian towns in a bid to build up the paper's photographic archive, when she is not paying one of her six-a-month hourly visits to Knox.”
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