fescennine

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

Definition of fescennine

First Known Use of fescennine

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fescennine

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

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“Fescennine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fescennine. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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