Messapian

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adjective

Mes·​sa·​pi·​an
mə̇ˈsāpēən
variants or Messapic
-sāpik,
-sap-
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

2 of 2

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 5 Dec. 2022.

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