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Volscian

[vol-shuh n] /ˈvɒl ʃən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Volsci or to their language.
noun
2.
one of the Volsci.
Origin of Volscian
1505-1515
1505-15; < Latin Volsc(us) of the Volsci + -ian
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  • Its breadth from the Volscian hills to the sea cannot be less than forty miles.

  • In the quian and Volscian wars this citadel played an important part.

    Old Rome Robert Burn
  • Having spoken thus, she took Vergilia by the hand, and the young children, and so accompanied them to the Volscian camp.

  • The rest of the Volscian army was defeated, many were slain, and many taken.

  • He did indeed put a bit in the mouth of the advancing Volscian.

    Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman
  • They found Caius sitting on the general's seat, in the midst of the camp, and the Volscian chiefs were standing round him.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • Our errand is to pass from the primval cities of the Latin and the Volscian to the cities of south-eastern Italy.

    Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman
  • The Senate, no less frightened than the people, obeyed, sending five leading Patricians to the Volscian camp.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • The next day we reached Segni, a Pelasgic city on the very highest peak of the Volscian mountains.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Even the Volscian soldiers watched them with pitying eyes, and spoke no scornful word as they moved slowly past.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
British Dictionary definitions for Volscian

Volscian

/ˈvɒlskɪən/
noun
1.
a member of the Volsci
2.
the extinct language of the Volsci, closely related to Umbrian
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Volsci or their language
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