Italic languages
Italic I*tal"ic, a. [L. Italicus: cf. F. italique. Cf. {Italian}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Relating to Italy or to its people. [1913 Webster]

2. Applied especially to a kind of type in which the letters do not stand upright, but slope toward the right; -- so called because dedicated to the States of Italy by the inventor, Aldus Manutius, about the year 1500. [1913 Webster]

{Italic languages}, the group or family of languages of ancient Italy.

{Italic order} (Arch.), the composite order. See {Composite}.

{Italic school}, a term given to the Pythagorean and Eleatic philosophers, from the country where their doctrines were first promulgated.

{Italic version}. See {Itala}. [1913 Webster]


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