Samnite



noun
1.
an ancient country in central Italy.
noun
1.
a member of an Oscan-speaking people of the S Apennines, who clashed repeatedly with Rome between 350 bc and 200 bc
adjective
2.
of or relating to this people
noun
1.
an ancient country of central Italy inhabited by Oscan-speaking Samnites: corresponds to the present-day regions of Abruzzi, Molise, and part of Campania

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