A member of an ancient Italic people of southern Etruria.
The language of this people, closely related to Latin and known from place and personal names and from inscriptions.
Of or relating to the Faliscans or their language or culture.
Origin of faliscan
From Latin FaliscusfromFaleriī, a city of ancient Etruria
Latin and its nearest congeners, like Faliscan); and (d) Umbrian (or, as it may more safely be called, Iguvine), two principles of classification offer themselves, of which the first is purely linguistic, the second linguistic and topographical.
In the Chalcidian alphabet the symbol for x was placed after the symbols common to all Greek alphabets, a position which X retains in the Latin (and also in the Faliscan) alphabet.
Y and Z were added in the last century of the republic for use in transliterating Greek words containing v and 1.1 The dialect which was most closely akin to Latin was Faliscan.
Much more important than the scanty remains of Faliscan is the Oscan alphabet.
(1909), pp. 337 ff.) argues for a " proto-Tyrrhenian " alphabet from which Etruscan, Umbrian and Oscan descended as one group, and Faliscan and Latin as the other.