Origin of Roman
Examples from the Web for pre-roman
Historical Examples of pre-roman
It is evident that the table has come down from the pre-Roman period.
The 519 shape of the acanthus leaves is not that characteristic of the pre-Roman period.
The general opinion is that these banks are either Roman or pre-Roman work.London Before the Conquest
W. R. Lethaby
A cemetery of pre-Roman date was discovered at Bormio in 1820.
No traces have been found of any pre-Roman settlement at Cardiff.
Word Origin for roman
Old English, from Latin Romanus "of Rome, Roman," from Roma "Rome" (see Rome). The adjective is c.1300, from Old French Romain. The Old English adjective was romanisc, which yielded Middle English Romanisshe.
As a type of numeral (usually contrasted to Arabic) it is attested from 1728; as a type of lettering (based on the upright style typical of Roman inscriptions, contrasted to Gothic, or black letter, and italic) it is recorded from 1510s. Roman nose is from 1620s. Roman candle as a type of fireworks is recorded from 1834. Roman Catholic is attested from c.1600, a conciliatory formation from the time of the Spanish Match, replacing Romanist, Romish which by that time had the taint of insult in Protestant England.
"a novel," 1765, from French roman, from Old French romanz (see romance (n.)); roman à clef, novel in which characters represent real persons, literally "novel with a key" (French), first attested in English 1893. And, for those who can't get enough of it, roman policier "a story of police detection" (1928).
see when in Rome do as the Romans do.