- of or relating to modern Greece, its inhabitants, or their language.
Origin of Romaic
1800–10; < Greek Rhōmaïkós Roman, equivalent to Rhōma(îos) Roman + -ikos -ic
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Examples from the Web for romaic
I fear you will injure your Hellenism with this Romaic jargon.
This incident is stereotyped in the ballads and occurs in an example in the Romaic.A Collection of Ballads
The characters are in cramped Romaic Greek, the paper is yellow, the ink faded with age.Lafcadio Hearn
Nina H. Kennard
The copy has a few errors which I will try to expunge, though I have nearly forgotten my Romaic.
Have done with Romaic, in admiring which you are making a great mistake, for it will play you the same trick it did me.
- the modern Greek vernacular, esp Demotic
- of or relating to Greek, esp Demotic
C19: from Greek Rhōmaikos Roman, with reference to the Eastern Roman Empire
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