from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to ancient Etruria or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria.
  • n. The extinct language of the Etruscans, of unknown linguistic affiliation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the region and culture of Etruria, a pre-Roman civilization in Italy.
  • n. An inhabitant of ancient Etruria.
  • proper n. The extinct language of Etruria, which has no known relation to any other language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Of or relating to Etruria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to Etruria, an ancient country in central Italy, bordering on the part of the Mediterranean called the Tyrrhenian sea, between Latium and Liguria (including modern Tuscany), or to its inhabitants, and especially to their civilization and art.
  • An epithet erroneously applied to Greek painted vases. This application, originating in the eighteenth century, before the study of archæology had made much advance, is still in use among persons whose ideas about these subjects are obtained from books. Wedgwood had this use in mind when he named his works Etruria.
  • n. An inhabitant of Etruria; a member of the primitive race of ancient Etruria.
  • n. The language of the Etruscans, which from its few remains appears to have been unlike any other known tongue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria; the Etruscans influenced the Romans (who had suppressed them by about 200 BC)


From Latin Etruscus +‎ -an. (Wiktionary)



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