Meaning of OSCAN in English

ˈäskən, ˈȯs- noun

( -s )

Usage: capitalized

Etymology: Latin Osc us Oscan + English -an

1. : one of a people of ancient Italy occupying Campania

2. : the language of the Oscan people and originally of the Samnites preserved in inscriptions of various kinds written in an alphabet of Etruscan origin — compare samnite , osco-umbrian

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