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Messapian

adjective Mes·sa·pi·an \ mə̇ˈsāpēən \
variants: or Messapic \-sāpik, -sap-\

Definition of Messapian

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Messapii
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Messapian language or the alphabet in which it was written

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Origin and Etymology of messapian

Latin Messapii + English -an or -ic


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Messapian

noun \ " \
variants: or Messapic \"\

Definition of Messapian

plural -s
1 : one of the Messapii
2 : the ancient language of Messapia sometimes classed as Illyrian

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