Fescennine meaning

fĕsə-nīn, -nēn
Licentious; obscene.
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Vulgar; obscene; scurrilous.
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Origin of fescennine

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

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

  • 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