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[ roh-mansh, -mahnsh ]
/ roʊˈmænʃ, -ˈmɑnʃ /


a group of three Rhaeto-Romanic dialects spoken in E Switzerland.Compare Ladin(def 2).


of or relating to Romansh. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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


"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.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper