Fescennine Definition

fĕsə-nīn, -nēn
Vulgar; obscene; scurrilous.
Webster's New World

Origin of Fescennine

  • From Latin Fescennīnus, from the name of the ancient Etruscan town of Fescennia, noted for the "Fescennine Verses," a tradition of scurrilous songs performed on special occasions.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin Fescennīnus , of Fescennia, a town of ancient Etruria known for its licentious poetry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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