Languages

Vestinian

Introduction

Vestinian is the name given to the extinct Osco-Umbrian language spoken by Vestini, who lived on the eastern side of Italy near the Picenes and the Marrucini.

The Verb

Sample

The following text sample is from an inscription from 3rd century BCE.

 t . uetio 
 duno
 didet
 herclo
 iouio
 brat
 data

Translation: "Titus Vetius gave (this as) a gift to Hercules Jouius. Gratefully given."

Verb: didet ('to give'; active, past)

Categories: extinct | Osco-Umbrian | Language

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