fescennine

adjective

fes·​cen·​nine ˈfe-sə-ˌnīn How to pronounce fescennine (audio)
-ˌnēn

Word History

Etymology

Latin fescennini (versus), ribald songs sung at rustic weddings, probably from Fescinninus of Fescennium, from Fescennium, town in Etruria

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fescennine was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Fescennine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fescennine. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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