Definition of Umbrian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəmbrēən/


Relating to Umbria, its people, or their languages.
Example sentences
  • The town is brimming with charm, and Antonello and I already discussed how we would return there, and with whom - eager to share our newly discovered Umbrian treasure.
  • You choose grilled figs and Umbrian cheese wrapped in prosciutto, both skewered on rosemary sprigs.
  • The medieval history of this Umbrian hill town is rich and complex.


1A native or inhabitant of Umbria, especially in pre-Roman times.
Example sentences
  • The Ethereals settled in mid-Wherrem (at least most of them) and the Umbrians had disappeared from the map, their whereabouts a total mystery (but they were reputed as being a mysterious people).
  • About 11OO B.C. Nordics enter Italy as Umbrians and Oscans, and soon after cross the Rhine into Gaul.
  • The Umbrians, together with the Oscans and the Faliscans, settled in a large area in central Italy.
2An extinct Italic language of central Italy, related to Oscan and surviving in inscriptions mainly of the 2nd and 1st centuries bc.
Example sentences
  • The Romans, with seven cases, began their expansionist career by defeating speakers of other Italic languages, such as Faliscan, Oscan, and Umbrian, all of which had the same or fewer cases.
  • they speak a mixture of Umbrian, a language which is far older than Roman, Latin and Italian.

Words that rhyme with Umbrian

Cumbrian, Northumbrian

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Syllabification: Um·bri·an

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