Origin of UmbriaL, after Umbri, the Umbrians
region in central Italy: in ancient times a district extending from the Tiber to the Adriatic: 3,265 sq mi (8,456 sq km); chief city, Perugia
A region of central Italy in the Apennines. Occupied by the Umbrians in ancient times, it later fell to the Etruscans and then the Romans (c. 300 BC). After passing to various powers, Umbria came under the control of the papacy in the 1500s and joined the kingdom of Sardinia in 1860.
- After, or it may be, during its completion he and she left Umbria for Rome; and there, about the year 34 B.C., he assumed the garb of manly freedom.
- This phenomenon of what might have been taken for a piece of Umbrian text appearing in a district remote from Umbria and hemmed in by Latins on the north and Oscan-speaking Samnites on the south is a most curious feature in the geographical distribution of the Italic dialects, and is clearly the result of some complex historical movements.
- 11), the great comic dramatist of ancient Rome, was born at Sarsina in Umbria according to the testimony of Festus, who calls him Umber Sarsinas, and Jerome.
- PERUGIA (anc. Perusia), a city and archiepiscopal see of Italy, the capital of the province of Perugia (which forms the entire compartimento of Umbria) situated 1444 ft.
- Gubbio, q.v.), a town of Umbria, situated among the mountains, about 23 m.