1. an Oscan-speaking member of an ancient people of Campania who clashed repeatedly with the early Romans
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How To Use Samnite In A Sentence

  • As the fetial said this Postumius struck him as hard as he could with his knee, and in a loud voice declared that he was a Samnite citizen, that he had violated the law of nations in maltreating the fetial who, as herald, was inviolable, and that after this the Romans would be all the more justified in prosecuting the war. The History of Rome, Vol. II
  • After the treaty of 354 mentioned above, both the Romans and Samnites had, independently of each other, been waging war upon the Volsci. Ancient Rome : from the earliest times down to 476 A. D.
  • Volsci and Samnites, they were, we are told, men disinterested and virtuous. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • Etruscans, Volsci, Opici, Leucanians and Samnites, in one word subjugated the whole land bounded by the Alps and repulsed all the alien tribes that came against them. Dio's Rome, Volume 2 An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek During the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinus, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus; and Now Presented in English Form. Second Volume Extant Books 36-44 (B.C.
  • Did it have an Oscan ring to it, just because there were Samnites and Volsci called Marius? The First Man in Rome
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