Rhaeto-Romance
also Rhaeto-Romanic noun Etymology: Latin Rhaetus of Rhaetia, ancient Roman province Date: 1867 a group of Romance languages spoken in eastern Switzerland and northeastern Italy

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  • Rhaeto-Romance — [rē΄tō rō′man′ik, rē΄tōrōman′ikrē΄tō rō′mans, rē΄tōrō mans′] n. the group of closely related Romance dialects, including Romansch and Ladin, spoken in SE Switzerland, the Tirol, and N Italy adj. of Rhaeto Romance: Also Rhaeto Romanic [rē΄tō… …   Universalium

  • Rhaeto-Romance — [rē΄tō rō′man′ik, rē΄tōrōman′ikrē΄tō rō′mans, rē΄tōrō mans′] n. the group of closely related Romance dialects, including Romansch and Ladin, spoken in SE Switzerland, the Tirol, and N Italy adj. of Rhaeto Romance: Also Rhaeto Romanic [rē΄tō… …   English World dictionary

  • Rhaeto-Romance — adj. & n. (also Rhaeto Romanic) adj. of or in any of the Romance dialects of SE Switzerland and Tyrol, esp. Romansh and Ladin. n. any of these dialects. Etymology: L Rhaetus of Rhaetia in the Alps + ROMANIC * * * noun Romance dialects spoken in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rhaeto-Romance — [ˌri:tə(ʊ)rəʊ mans] (also Rhaeto Romanic manɪk) adjective relating to or denoting the Romance dialects spoken in parts of SE Switzerland, NE Italy, and Tyrol. noun the Rhaeto Romance dialects. Origin from L. Rhaetus of Rhaetia (a Roman province… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Rhaeto-Romance — adj. of or pertaining to Rhaeto Romance languages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Rhaeto-Romance — Rhae•to Ro•mance or Rheto Romance [[t]ˌri toʊ roʊˈmæns, ˈroʊ mæns[/t]] n. peo a group of Romance dialects spoken in Alpine regions of NE Italy and the canton of Grisons in Switzerland, comprising Romansh, together with the Engadine dialects,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Rhaeto-Romance languages — are a Romance language sub family which includes multiple languages spoken in North Eastern Italy and Switzerland.Some of the varieties are:* Friulian: Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Italy * Ladin: Dolomite mountains in Italy (in the regions of… …   Wikipedia

  • Romance languages — Romance Geographic distribution: Originally Southern Europe and parts of Africa; now also Latin America, Canada, parts of Lebanon and much of Western Africa Linguistic classification: Indo European Italic …   Wikipedia

  • Romance languages — romance1 (def. 8). [1770 80] * * * Group of related languages derived from Latin, with nearly 920 million native speakers. The major Romance languages French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian are national languages. French is probably… …   Universalium

  • Rhaeto-Romanic — /ree toh roh man ik/, n. 1. a Romance language consisting of Friulian, Tyrolese, Ladin, and the Romansh dialects. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Rhaeto Romanic. Also, Rhaeto Romance, Rhaetian. [1865 70; Rhaeto (repr. L Rhaetus Rhaetian) + ROMANIC… …   Universalium

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