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Osco-Umbrian Line breaks: Osco-Umbrian
Pronunciation: /ˈɒskəʊ/

Definition of Osco-Umbrian in English:


1 [mass noun] A group of ancient Italic languages including Oscan and Umbrian, spoken in Italy in the 1st millennium bc, before the emergence of Latin as a standard language.
Example sentences
  • Down the spine of Italy ran the major group of Osco-Umbrian.
2A member of any of the peoples who spoke a language in the Osco-Umbrian group.
Example sentences
  • The chronologies suggested for all these invasions are hopelessly irreconcilable, going as low as 2300 BC for the Osco-Umbrians.


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Relating to the Osco-Umbrians or their languages.
Example sentences
  • The Osco-Umbrian languages have much in common with the Latin-Faliscan languages, the other subdivision of Italic.
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