Samnite


Samnite
Samnite member of an ancient people who inhabited Samnium in Italy, late 14c., from L. Samnites (pl.), from Samnium, probably related to SABINE (Cf. Sabine) (q.v.).

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  • samnite — ● samnite nom masculin (latin samnis) Gladiateur armé d un bouclier long, d une épée et d un casque. ⇒SAMNITE, subst. et adj. ANTIQ. ROMAINE I. Substantif A. Subst. masc. plur. Peuple italique de race sabine, établi dans le Samnium et qui opposa… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Samnite — [sam′nīt΄] n. a member of a pre Roman people, descended from the Sabines, that lived in Samnium * * * See Samnium. * * * Any member of an ancient warlike tribe of the mountainous centre of southern Italy. The Samnites were probably related to the …   Universalium

  • samnite — adj. y n. Samnita. * * * samnite. adj. samnita. U. t. c. s …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • samnite — adj. samnita. U. t. c. s.) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Samnite — [sam′nīt΄] n. a member of a pre Roman people, descended from the Sabines, that lived in Samnium …   English World dictionary

  • Samnite — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le samnite désigne un type de gladiateur. Les Samnites sont une ancienne tribu italique. Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Samnite — noun Etymology: Samnium, Italy Date: 14th century a member of an ancient people of central Italy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Samnite — [ samnʌɪt] noun a member of an ancient Oscan speaking people of southern Italy. Origin from L. Samnites (plural); related to Sabinus (see Sabine) …   English new terms dictionary

  • samnite — sam·nite …   English syllables

  • Samnite — Sam•nite [[t]ˈsæm naɪt[/t]] n. peo a member of an Oscan speaking people of Samnium and adjacent regions: subjugated by the Romans in 290 b.c …   From formal English to slang


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