Messapian

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

Definition of Messapian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Messapian

noun
\ " \
variants: or Messapic \ " \
plural -s

Definition of Messapian (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for Messapian

Adjective

Latin Messapii + English -an or -ic

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“Messapian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Messapian. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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