A croaking voice announced that the queen was inside her Arab tent, and she was crooning some Romany song.
I found the Romany party waiting for me, and everything in readiness for departing.
But no—what was there strange in the man being a Romany and playing the fiddle?
How he stared when I spoke to him in Romany, and offered to help him carry it!
The Romany Rest was one of the prettiest conceits, and though an idealised gypsy encampment, it proved a very popular attraction.
There was a bark of a dog, and a voice said, “The Romany rye!”
The waiter withdrew, and I said to the jockey, ‘How did you become acquainted with the Romany chals?’
And when alone with the sybil, she began to talk to him in Romany.
Had Borrow been alluding to the Romany taboo of the names of the dead, how differently would he have gone to work!
I need not give the Romany which was spoken, but will simply translate.
"a gypsy; the Gypsy language," 1812, romani, fem. of romano (adj.) "Gypsy," from rom, the Romany word for "man, husband, male, Gypsy" (plural roma), from Sanskrit domba-s ("with initial cerebral d, which confuses with r" [Klein]) "male member of a low caste of musicians."