Hellenic
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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