Etymology
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Samnite (n.)

member of an ancient people who inhabited Samnium in Italy, late 14c., from Latin Samnites (plural), from Samnium, probably related to Sabine (q.v.).

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Definitions of Samnite

Samnite (n.)
an Oscan-speaking member of an ancient people of Campania who clashed repeatedly with the early Romans;
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