Proto-Italic

Facts

  • Language: Proto-Italic
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code:
  • Language family: Indo-European, Italic
  • Number of speakers: Extinct
  • Script:

Introduction

The Proto-Italic language is the ancestor of the Italic languages. The Italic peoples began their descent into the Italian peninsula around the 2nd millenium B.C. Two subgroups developed from Proto-Italic -- Sabellic and Latino-Faliscan.

Proto-Italic Verb

*ored(h)- (“to arrange”). Related to Latin ōrdior (“begin”, literally “begin to weave”).