from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Licentious; obscene.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Obscene or scurrilous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, the Fescennines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or characteristic of ancient Fescenniain Italy: specifically applied to a class of verses. See phrase below.
- n. A song of licentious or scurrilous character, popular in ancient Italy.
Latin Fescennīnus, of Fescennia, a town of ancient Etruria known for its licentious poetry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Fescennīnus, from the name of the ancient Etruscan town of Fescennia, noted for the "Fescennine Verses," a tradition of scurrilous songs performed on special occasions. (Wiktionary)