from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An extinct Indo-European language preserved in inscriptions from southeast Italy that date from the sixth to the first century B.C. Also called Messapian.
- adj. Of or relating to Messapic or its speakers.
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- adj. alternative form of Messapian
From Latin Messāpia, ancient name for the region of Italy containing Apulia and Calabria.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)