Definition of Paelignian in English:

Paelignian

noun

  • 1A member of an Oscan-Umbrian people based in and around the ancient town of Corfinium in central Italy.

  • 2The language of this people, an Italic dialect.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Paelignians or their language.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From classical Latin Paelignī (also Pelignī), the name of a people of central Italy + -an; compare -ian.

Pronunciation

Paelignian

/piːˈlɪɡnɪən//pɪˈlɪɡnɪən/