Romaic Ro*ma"ic, a. [NGr. ????: cf. F. roma["i]que. See {Roman}.] Of or relating to modern Greece, and especially to its language. -- n. The modern Greek language, now usually called by the Greeks {Hellenic} or {Neo-Hellenic}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Greeks at the time of the capture of Constantinople were proud of being "Romai^oi, or Romans . . . Hence the term Romaic was the name given to the popular language. . . . The Greek language is now spoken of as the Hellenic language. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]

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  • Romaic — [rō mā′ik] adj. [ModGr Rhōmaiikos < Gr Rhōmaïkos, Roman (of the Eastern empire) < Rhōmē, Rome < L Roma] of modern Greece or its language n. the modern Greek vernacular …   English World dictionary

  • Romaic — noun Etymology: Modern Greek Rhōmaiikos, from Greek Rhōmaïkos Roman, from Rhōmē Rome Date: 1810 the modern Greek vernacular • Romaic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Romaic — /roh may ik/, n. 1. demotic (def. 5). adj. 2. of or pertaining to modern Greece, its inhabitants, or their language. [1800 10; < Gk Rhomaïkós Roman, equiv. to Rhoma(îos) Roman + ikos IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • romaic — ro|maic Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • Romaic — Ro·ma·ic || rəʊ meɪɪk adj. of or pertaining to modern Greece n. modern Greek language …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Romaic — [rə(ʊ) meɪɪk] dated noun the vernacular language of modern Greece. adjective relating to this language. Origin from mod. Gk romaiikos Roman , used specifically of the eastern Roman Empire …   English new terms dictionary

  • romaic — n. Vernacular, modern Greek …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • romaic — ro·maic …   English syllables

  • Romaic — Ro•ma•ic [[t]roʊˈmeɪ ɪk[/t]] n. peo the Modern Greek language, esp. in the period prior to Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire • Etymology: 1800–10; < Gk Rhōmaïkós Roman =Rhōma(îos) Roman + ikos ic …   From formal English to slang

  • Romaic — /roʊˈmeɪɪk/ (say roh mayik) noun 1. Modern Greek. –adjective 2. of or relating to modern Greece, its inhabitants, or their language. {Greek Rhōmaïkos Roman, used of the Eastern empire} …   Australian English dictionary

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