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  1. demotic(def 5).
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  1. of or relating to modern Greece, its inhabitants, or their language.
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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

Historical Examples of romaic

  • I fear you will injure your Hellenism with this Romaic jargon.

    Letters to an Unknown

    Prosper Mrime

  • This incident is stereotyped in the ballads and occurs in an example in the Romaic.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for romaic


  1. the modern Greek vernacular, esp Demotic
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  1. of or relating to Greek, esp Demotic
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Word Origin for Romaic

C19: from Greek Rhōmaikos Roman, with reference to the Eastern Roman Empire
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