See also: italic

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Via Latin ītalicus from Ancient Greek Ἰταλικός (Italikós), from Ἰταλία (Italía, Italy).

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Italic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the Italian peninsula.
  2. (Indo-European studies) Pertaining to a subfamily of the Centum branch of the Indo-European language family, that includes Latin and other languages (as Oscan, Umbrian) spoken by the peoples of ancient Italy
    1. (dated) Osco-Umbrian; an extinct branch of such language family, which excludes the Latino-Faliscan languages
      Synonyms: Osco-Umbrian, Sabellic, Sabellian
      The ancient Italic languages that are now extinct include Oscan, Umbrian, and South Picene.
  3. (historical) Pertaining to various peoples that lived in Italy before the establishment of the Roman Empire, or to any of several alphabet systems used by those peoples.
    There were several Italic alphabets, one being the Etruscan alphabet.

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  1. The Italic family taken as a whole.
    The centum families include Celtic, Germanic, Greek, and Italic.

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