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  1. derived from the Romans.
  2. romance1(def 13).
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  1. romance1(def 9).
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Origin of Romanic

1700–10; < Latin Rōmānicus Roman, equivalent to Rōmān(us) Roman + -icus -ic
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Examples from the Web for romanic

Historical Examples of romanic

  • In the Romanic world the name of Dupanloup acts like a charm.

    The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

    E. Rameur

  • He had picked up a few sentences of the Romanic, with which he affected to give orders to his Greek servant.


    A. W. Kinglake

  • This kind of rhyme was very popular among the Romanic nations, and among them alone.

  • These two last-mentioned verse-forms are very similar to two popular metres formed on the model of Romanic metres.

  • Both in Middle English and in Romanic poetry we find stanzas with a single rhyme only and stanzas with varied rhymes.

British Dictionary definitions for romanic


  1. another word for Roman, Romance
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Word Origin and History for romanic



"pertaining to Rome or the Roman people," 1708, originally in reference to languages descended from Latin, from Latin Romanicus, from Romanus "Roman" (see Roman).

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