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Sabini
(1,539 words)

(Σαβῖνοι/Sabînoi).

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I. Origin

Central Italian people of the Oscan-Umbrian language branch. Most ancient authors derived the name S. from a divine ancestor, Sabus/Sabinus (Safinús in a South Picenian inscription, probably 5th cent. BC; Cato fr. 50; Gellius HRR fr. 10; Hyginus HRR fr. 9; Sil. Pun. 8,420-423). According to Varro (apud Fest. 464; cf. Plin. HN. 3,108), S. was derived from σέβεσθαι/sébesthai, ‘to worship’, because of their alleged piety. The current prevailing opinion is that S. is …

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Vanotti, Gabriella (Novara), “Sabini”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1026390>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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