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  1. (noun, person) an Oscan-speaking member of an ancient people of Campania who clashed repeatedly with the early Romans

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Alternate forms of Samnite

Hypernyms: italian

Origin of the word Samnite

  1. member of an ancient people who inhabited Samnium in Italy, 1390, from L. Samnites (pl.), from Samnium, probably related to Sabine (q.v.). more

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