Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or derived from the ancient Romans.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Romance languages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to Rome or its people.
  • adj. Of or relating to any or all of the various languages which, during the Middle Ages, sprung out of the old Roman, or popular form of Latin, as the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Provencal, etc.
  • adj. Related to the Roman people by descent; said especially of races and nations speaking any of the Romanic tongues.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Rome or its people.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to any or all of the various languages which, during the Middle Ages, sprung out of the old Roman, or popular form of Latin, as the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Provencal, etc.
  • adj. Related to the Roman people by descent; -- said especially of races and nations speaking any of the Romanic tongues.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Romance languages or dialects. or to the races or nations speaking any of the Romance tongues; Romance.
  • Being in or derived from the Roman alphabet.
  • Printed in roman type.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome)

Etymologies

From Latin rōmānicus. See Romance. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I do understand and speak "Romanic" Languages(speak Italian, French and understand Spanish, Portuguese), "West German" Languages (English, a bit German an Swiss German) and an "Altaic" one (perfect Turkish)!

    On being linguistically defeated

  • This particular city offers access to a very special Underground trip, as the sexton of one of its twohundredsomething Romanic churches was explaining to me right now.

    Taking Leave

  • As you may know, ours is a country where people who speak four distinct native languages (Italian, French, German and Rhaeto-Romanic) live comfortably together on the principles of the world's oldest democracy, integrating a 21 percent foreign population.

    MAIL CALL: MAKING THE TOP 10

  • Furthermore, why is it that Pinyin hasn't evolve to actually reflect Romanic sounds.

    tongyong pinyin haters: you are all colonialist shits

  • “Does this man Romanic move very slowly?” he asked.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • Smith's perfection of the sonnet as a vehicle for Romanic poetry certainly informs Robinson's experimentation with the form.

    Mary Darby Robinson (1758-1800)

  • The invaders had not saddled themselves with the inhibiting baggage of Romanic civilization, Christian morality, or, in general, real property.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • Modern attention tends to concentrate on the Romanic French side of the splitting Frankish world of the ninth and tenth centuries, because a particularly strong and creative society would find its center there in succeeding centuries.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • Both also recalled for themselves something of the specifically Roman past; neither was untouched by that pervasive nostalgia for Rome that satisfied the sentiment of ruler and subject, as it conveniently lent the ruler the air of imperial dignity and soothed the subject, particularly the old Romanic subject, with a sense of continuity.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • In 486 Clovis defeated a Romanic leader north of Soissons and extended the area under his control.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

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