Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of Lepontic in English:
An ancient Celtic language, possibly a variant of Gaulish, spoken at one time in parts of Switzerland and northern Italy.
- The early inscriptions are traditionally designated as Lepontic and the later ones as Celtic or Gallo-Lepontic, but recent research has moved towards identifying them all as a form of early Celtic.
- Galatian and Lepontic were spoken in Europe from France To Turkey while Celtiberian was spoken in the Iberian Peninsula.
- Of course, others have argued that Lepontic isn't Celtic, but Ligurian, another Indo-European language system of Italy.
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