Etruscan

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adjective

Etrus·​can i-ˈtrə-skən How to pronounce Etruscan (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Etruria, the Etruscans, or their language

Etruscan

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noun

1
: a native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria
2
: the language of the Etruscans which is of uncertain affiliation

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin etruscus; akin to Latin Etruria, ancient country

First Known Use

Adjective

1563, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Etruscan was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Etruscan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Etruscan. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

Etruscan

noun

Etrus·​can
i-ˈtrəs-kən
1
: a person born or living in ancient Etruria
2
: the language of the Etruscans
Etruscan adjective
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