Oscan

noun
Os·can | \ ˈä-skən \

Definition of Oscan 

1 : a member of a people of ancient Italy occupying Campania

2 : the language of the Oscan people — see Indo-European Languages Table

First Known Use of Oscan

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Oscan

Latin Oscus

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