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: relating to or characteristic of the ancient city of Praeneste which was located near Rome
the engraved cylindrical Praenestine cists


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: a language closely related to or a dialect of Latin known from a small body of inscriptions from as early as the 6th century b.c.

Word History



Latin Praenestinus, from Praeneste, ancient city in Latium, Italy + Latin -inus -ine

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“Praenestine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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