Etruscan definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding ancient Etruria or its individuals, language, or culture.
    • Of or with respect to the location and culture of Etruria, a pre-Roman society in Italy.
  • noun:
    • A native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria.
    • The extinct language for the Etruscans, of unidentified linguistic association.
    • An inhabitant of old Etruria.
    • Of or relating to Etruria.
    • An inhabitant of Etruria; a member for the ancient battle of old Etruria.
    • The language for the Etruscans, which from the few keeps appears to have been unlike any kind of known tongue.
    • a native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria; the Etruscans affected the Romans (who had stifled all of them by about 200 BC)
  • proper-noun:
    • The extinct language of Etruria, with no known regards to every other language.
  • others:
    • Pertaining or relating to Etruria, an ancient country in central Italy, bordering for the Mediterranean labeled as the Tyrrhenian ocean, between Latium and Liguria (including modern Tuscany), or even its inhabitants, and especially with their society and art.
    • An epithet erroneously put on Greek painted vases. This application, beginning in the eighteenth century, before the research of archæology had made much advance, continues to be used among persons whoever ideas about these subjects are acquired from books. Wedgwood had this use within mind when he called his works Etruria.

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