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Sabine

Saltos de línea: Sab¦ine
Pronunciación: /ˈsabʌɪn
 
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Definición de Sabine en inglés:

sustantivo

A member of an ancient Oscan-speaking people of the central Apennines in Italy, north-east of Rome, who feature in early Roman legends and were incorporated into the Roman state in 290 bc.
Example sentences
  • The city of Rome gradually gained power from the time of the Tarquins, subduing the Etruscans, Sabines, Samnites, and Greek settlers, and by the mid-3rd century BC, controlled Italy.
  • ‘Hersilia and the Sabine Women: Piece Making,’ for example, examines cassone panels depicting the conflict between the Romans and the Sabines.
  • With this new strength, the Romans defeated the Sabines, and began to recover their confidence after their late humiliation.

adjetivo

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Relating to the Sabines.
Example sentences
  • Titus Flavius Vespasianus was born in ad 9 at Reate in Sabine country.
  • A novus homo (roughly, the first man in his family to become a senator and/or consul), he was born at Tusculum, but spent much of his childhood in the Sabine country, where his family owned land.
  • He, no less than Romulus, seemed to have been provided for them by divine guidance; indeed, men who know Sabine history best declare that he was born on the same day that Rome was founded.

Origen

from Latin Sabinus.

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