Sabellian

Sabellian

[suh-bel-ee-uhn]
noun
a member of a group of early Italian peoples including the Samnites and Sabines.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin Sabell(us) a member of any of the Oscan-speaking Italic ethnic groups + -ian

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Sabellian (səˈbɛlɪən)
 
n
1.  an extinct language or group of languages of ancient Italy, surviving only in a few inscriptions belonging to the Osco-Umbrian group
2.  a member of any of the ancient peoples speaking this language, including the Sabines
 
adj
3.  of or relating to this language or its speakers
 
[C17: from Latin Sabellī group of Italian tribes]

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