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Punic

[ pyoo-nik ]
/ ˈpyu nɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to the ancient Carthaginians.
treacherous; perfidious: originally applied by the Romans to the Carthaginians.

noun

the language of ancient Carthage, a form of late Phoenician.

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Origin of Punic

<Latin Pūnicus, earlier Poenicus Carthaginian, equivalent to Poen(us) a Phoenician, a Carthaginian (akin to Greek Phoînix a Phoenician ) + -icus-ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Punic

Punic
/ (ˈpjuːnɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to ancient Carthage or the Carthaginians
characteristic of the treachery of the Carthaginians

noun

the language of the ancient Carthaginians; a late form of Phoenician
C15: from Latin Pūnicus, variant of Poenicus Carthaginian, from Greek Phoinix
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