Oscan



[os-kuh n] /ˈɒs kən/

noun
1.
one of an ancient people of south-central Italy.
2.
the Indo-European, probably Italic, language of the Oscans, written in an alphabet derived from the Etruscan.
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Oscans or their language.
/ˈɒskən/
noun
1.
an extinct language of ancient S Italy belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European family See also Osco-Umbrian
2.
a speaker of this language; Samnite
adjective
3.
of or relating to this language
adj.

of or pertaining to the ancient people of southern Italy, 1590s, from Latin Osci, Opsci (plural) “Oscans,” literally “worshippers of Ops,” a harvest goddess, the name related to Latin ops (genitive opis) “abundance, plenty, wealth, riches,” from PIE *op- “to work, to produce in abundance” (see opus).

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