Sam·​nite ˈsam-ˌnīt How to pronounce Samnite (audio)
: a member of an ancient people of central Italy

Word History


Samnium, Italy

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Samnite was in the 14th century

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“Samnite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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