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

  • n. An extinct Sabellic language known from inscriptions in east central Italy from the seventh to the third centuries B.C. that are among the earliest preserved Italic texts.
  • adj. Of or relating to South Picene.

Etymologies

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

From Latin Pīcēnum, ancient name for the region of Italy where the inscriptions have been found.

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