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Lepontic Syllabification: Le·pon·tic
Pronunciation: /ləˈpän(t)ik/

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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