from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Etruscan.
  • adj. Etruscan; of Etruria.
  • adj. Of the languages of the Tyrrhenian family: Etruscan, Raetic or Lemnian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Etruscan: used poetically, or in connection with subjects having some Greek relation or bearing.
  • n. An Etruscan.


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From Ancient Greek Τυῤῥηνός (Turrhēnos, "Etruscan") + -ian.


  • Hesychius glossed the word κάπρα describing it as 'goat' and he assigned it to the "Tyrrhenian" language ie.

    Manly goats

  • One theory among Italian bloggers is that the 2011 Giro route will roughly trace the journey followed by the mille down the Tyrrhenian coast before sailing to the western tip of Sicily.

    Inside Cycling with John Wilcockson: Back to the strada bianche at 2011 Giro

  • Exiting the airport, I drove 65 miles north on SS1, which is a coast road, where I caught a glimpse of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

    Susan Fogwell: Hidden Italy's Pitigliano Remains off the Tourist Grid

  • BATHYSPHERE, top. of August Piccard will be used to explore Tyrrhenian Sea 4,000 ft. down.

    2009 February

  • Secrets of Montecristo Looking south from Elba on a clear day, the tiny, granite Isle of Montecristo rises dramatically from the Tyrrhenian Sea.

    Downsizing From an Empire to an Island

  • Which country, extending SE from the Alps into the Mediterranean Sea, separates the Tyrrhenian Sea from the Adriatic Sea?

    The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

  • Mr. Oppedisano, said to be in his 80s, gave himself up without resistance when police raided his home at 4 a.m. in Rosarno, an agricultural town near the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria, the head of a regional police force said.

    Italy Cracks Down on Mob in Major Crime Sweep

  • West and south of Siena, and two hours north of Rome, it sweeps from a Tyrrhenian seacoast of limestone cliffs, deserted dunes, and umbrella pines that look like fantasy broccoli forests, across broad plains of olive trees and scented Mediterranean brush, and up to shadowy woodlands and ancient, fortified hill towns.

    The Other Tuscany

  • Once we finally plough Pokorny's root into the mire where it belongs, his posthumous 'penis' can't get in the way of a more credible Tyrrhenian root for 'goat', backed up by Hesychius' own admission which Pokorny appears to have dismissed too eagerly as erroneous hearsay in a presumed classical age of ignorance perhaps.

    Archive 2010-09-01

  • Capri is a dream, a jagged chunk of limestone that juts out of the cobalt blue Tyrrhenian Sea just west of the Sorrentine peninsula.

    Promise Me


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