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From Latin Osci, Opsci ("worshippers of Ops"), an Italic harvest goddess, related to Latin ops, opis (riches, wealth, plenty), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ep-os- (work), from the verbal root *h₃ep- (to work).

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Oscan (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Oscan language or Oscan people, or their writing system.

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Oscan (plural Oscans)

  1. A member of an ancient group of Italic-speaking peoples of Campania (the Osci).

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  1. The extinct language of the Oscan people.

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