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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fescennine

Time Traveler for fescennine

Time Traveler

The first known use of fescennine was in 1601

See more words from the same year

Statistics for fescennine

Cite this Entry

“Fescennine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fescennine. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on fescennine

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with fescennine

Comments on fescennine

What made you want to look up fescennine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!