from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to play or playfulness: "Fiction . . . now makes [language] the center of its reflexive concern, and explodes in ludic, parodic, ironic forms” ( Ihab Hassan).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to play; playful.
- adj. Of or pertaining to games of chance.
French ludique, from Latin lūdus, play; see leid- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin ludo ("to play") (Wiktionary)