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Romansh

[roh-mansh, -mahnsh]
noun
  1. a group of three Rhaeto-Romanic dialects spoken in E Switzerland.Compare Ladin(def 2).
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Romansh.
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Historical Examples of romansh

  • Romansh, Italian, and French-speaking valleys were presently added to this valiant little republican group.

    The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind

    Herbert George Wells

  • Romansh, a corrupt Latin, holds its own to this day in the higher and remoter valleys of that canton.


Word Origin and History for romansh

Romansh

"Rhaeto-Romanic," Latin-derived language spoken in the Grisons region of eastern Switzerland, 1660s, from Grisons Rumansch, from Late Latin Romanice "in Vulgar Latin" (see romance (n.)).

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