of or relating to the ancient Carthaginians.
treacherous; perfidious: originally applied by the Romans to the Carthaginians.
the language of ancient Carthage, a form of late Phoenician.
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How to use Punic in a sentence
Foreign-policy experts rush to compare Libya to Bosnia, the Punic Wars, Iraq, Kosovo, Thermopylae, and so forth.
Itit would have been a tragedy based upon several 133 of the main incidents in the Punic Wars.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
He lived about the time of the second Punic War, before the theatre was fairly established at Rome.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
Roman vileness and baseness disgusted Augustine even more than Punic insubordination.Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8 | Various
The first Punic war exercised a remarkable influence on manners.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 | Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
During the first Punic war, the Carthaginians had often threatened the coasts of Italy, but never attempted a serious landing.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 | Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
British Dictionary definitions for Punic
of or relating to ancient Carthage or the Carthaginians
characteristic of the treachery of the Carthaginians
the language of the ancient Carthaginians; a late form of Phoenician
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