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

  • n. See Sabellic.

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  • adj. Of or relating to a group of languages of the Italic family of Indo-European languages, spoken in ancient times in central and southern Italy before Latin replaced them.

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  • n. a group of dead languages of ancient Italy; they were displace by Latin


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  • One of his online articles deals with Etruscan grammar pdf which is natural considering that Etruscan studies overlap with Osco-Umbrian studies.

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  • When I say this in your quote, I'm simply suggesting that an Osco-Umbrian version of the name would provide a more direct source than Latin.

    Me fighting myself on the Etruscan name Uple

  • In the historical period the Apennines were inhabited by Sabellian peoples who spoke a variety of Osco-Umbrian languages and who periodically raided and sometimes conquered the fertile plains around them.

    b. The Peoples of Italy

  • The wide diffusion of Indo-European tongues—Latin, Osco-Umbrian, Venetic, and Messapian—spoken in Italy at the beginning of the historical period, together with the general continuity of prehistoric cultures attested by archaeology, show that the introduction of Indo-European languages into Italy was a long and complicated process stretching back to the late Neolithic age.

    b. The Peoples of Italy


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