A descent group of Tarquinia, known for two tombs of the third to second century BC. The family have been interpreted as recent immigrants from Chiusi who had little political role in the city.

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  • Spit — Spit, n. [OE. spite, AS. spitu; akin to D. spit, G. spiess, OHG. spiz, Dan. spid. Sw. spett, and to G. spitz pointed. [root]170.] 1. A long, slender, pointed rod, usually of iron, for holding meat while roasting. [1913 Webster] 2. A small point… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spit — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English spitu; akin to Old High German spiz spit, spizzi pointed Date: before 12th century 1. a slender pointed rod for holding meat over a fire 2. a small point of land especially of sand or gravel… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spit — spit1 spitlike, adj. /spit/, v., spit or spat, spitting, n. v.i. 1. to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate. 2. to express hatred, contempt, etc., by or as if by ejecting saliva from the mouth. 3. to sputter: grease spitting on the fire. 4.… …   Universalium

  • DESCENT GROUP —    The important constituent part of Etruscan social structure, which represented the family through time and was extensively celebrated in ancestral cults. Studies of burial groups may give an indication of the precise formation of the descent… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • TARQUINIA —    An important settlement of southern Etruria whose prominence is suggested by its linkage to the mythical Tarchun. Recent excavation and surveys have shown that some parts of the extensive plateau have been occupied since the Final Bronze Age… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • espeto — (del sup. gót. «spitus», asador; ant.) m. *Asador de varilla. * * * espeto. (Del gót. *spĭtus, asador; cf. ingl. ant. spitu, neerl. spit). m. p. us. espetón (ǁ hierro largo) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • spit — spit1 [spıt] v past tense and past participle spat [spæt] or spit AmE present participle spitting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(liquid from your mouth)¦ 2¦(food/drink etc)¦ 3¦(rain)¦ 4¦(say something)¦ 5 spit it out 6¦(small pieces)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Spieß — Spieß1 Sm Jagdspieß erw. obs. (8. Jh.), mhd. spiez, ahd. spioz, andfrk. spiet Stammwort. Wie anord. spjót n. vermutlich vereinfacht aus (g.) * spreuta (Spriet). Verb: (auf )spießen.    Ebenso nschw. spjut, nisl. spjót. ✎ Hüpper Dröge (1983), 342… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • spike — {{11}}spike (n.1) large nail, mid 14c., perhaps from O.N. spik splinter (related to O.E. spicing large nail ), from P.Gmc. *spikaz (Cf. M.Du. spicher, Du. spijker nail, O.E. spaca, O.H.G. speihha spoke ), from PIE root *spei …   Etymology dictionary

  • spit — {{11}}spit (n.1) saliva, c.1300, from SPIT (Cf. spit) (v.). Meaning the very likeness is attested from c.1600 (e.g. spitting image, attested from 1901); Cf. Fr. craché in same sense. Military phrase spit and polish first recorded 1895. {{12}}spit …   Etymology dictionary

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