[ US /ɪˈtɹəskən/ ]
  1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria; the Etruscans influenced the Romans (who had suppressed them by about 200 BC)
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How To Use Etruscan In A Sentence

  • The Archaic period (c. early 6th century - 480 BC) saw a great flowering of Etruscan art with the production of fine tomb paintings, funerary sculptures, and architectural terracottas.
  • The Liber Linteus Zagrabiensis the so-called "Mummy Text" postdates the 3rd millenium BCE and is agreed upon to have been written in a form of Late Etruscan. Archive 2009-06-01
  • To be even more blunt: If the entire haruspical tradition is from the Near East and related closely with Babylonian or Hittite religion which share the same practices, then why aren't Etruscologists doing the sensible thing and putting away their childish toys namely Capella's fictitious poetry and picking up a book on Babylonian or Hittite divination practices in order to understand Etruscan religion more competently? Finding structure in the Piacenza Liver despite academic claptrap - Part 4
  • Or consider the Etruscan habit of writing in "boustrophedon style. Archive 2006-02-01
  • I myself saw, in the little museum of Signor Sartoris at Primiero, a small aryballos-shaped vase of yellow clay with red ornamentation, which I should undoubtedly take to be of Etruscan workmanship, and which they told me had been found by himself in a field not far from the town. Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys
  • If Etruscan were continuously in contact with the Aegean islands through the 1st millenium BCE, then Lemnian could be an out-of-Italy dialect of Old Etruscan as is usually claimed afterall. A modification of Indo-Aegean, plus some new grammatical ideas on Minoan
  • Consider the Etruscan use of letter phi, coding for the aspirate bilabial stop, which tends to mark many Greek loans: Φerse 'Perseus' and Φuipa 'Phoibe'. The etymology of Latin tofus 'tufa' isn't written in stone
  • If we interpret put as a ditransitive verb similar to tur 'to give', we can gain insight into Etruscan grammar. Archive 2008-03-01
  • However, if we follow instead Hesychius' testimony, the irregular Celtic reflexes can be perfectly explained through borrowing from the implied Etruscan etymon *capra with its unaspirated k-. Manly goats
  • During the second half of the 6th century, an enormous Etruscan-style temple (with three rooms or cellae) was built on the Capitoline hill; in the Forum Boarium remains of a large temple have been found with an Etruscan inscription nearby. D. The Regal Period
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