/meuh say"pik, -sap"ik/, n.
an Indo-European language that was spoken in what is now SE Italy and written with an alphabet derived from that of Greek.
Also, Messapian /meuh say"pee euhn/.
[1765-75; < L Mesap(ius) pertaining to Messapia the Calabrian peninsula + -IC]

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