Punic
I. adjective Etymology: Latin punicus, from Poenus inhabitant of Carthage; akin to Greek Phoinix Phoenician Date: 1533 1. of or relating to Carthage or the Carthaginians 2. faithless, treacherous II. noun Date: 1673 the Phoenician dialect of ancient Carthage

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  • punic — PÚNIC, Ă, punici, ce, adj. Care aparţine Cartaginei sau locuitorilor ei, privitor la Cartagina sau la locuitorii ei; cartaginez. ♢ Război punic = nume dat fiecăruia dintre cele trei războaie purtate de Roma antică împotriva Cartaginei. – Din lat …   Dicționar Român

  • Punic — Pu nic, a. [L. Punicus pertaining to Carthage, or its inhabitants, fr. Poeni the Carthaginians.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians. [1913 Webster] 2. Characteristic of the ancient Carthaginians; faithless;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Punic — pertaining to Carthage, 1530s, from L. Punicus, earlier Poenicus Carthaginian, originally Phoenician (adj.), Carthage having been founded as a Phoenician colony, from Poenus (n.), from Gk. Phoinix Phoenician (see PHOENICIAN (Cf. Phoenician)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Punic — [pyo͞o′nik] adj. [L Punicus, earlier Poenicus, Carthaginian, properly Phoenician < Poeni, the Carthaginians < Gr Phoinix, Phoenician] 1. of ancient Carthage or its people or culture 2. like or characteristic of the Carthaginians, regarded… …   English World dictionary

  • Punic — The Punics, (from Latin pūnicus meaning Phoenician) were a group of Western Semitic speaking peoples originating from Carthage in North Africa who traced their origins to a group of Phoenician and Cypriot settlers, but also to North African… …   Wikipedia

  • punic — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to ancient Carthage in N. Africa. n. the language of Carthage, related to Phoenician. Phrases and idioms: Punic faith treachery. Etymology: L Punicus, Poenicus f. Poenus f. Gk Phoinix Phoenician …   Useful english dictionary

  • Punic — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to ancient Carthage in N. Africa. n. the language of Carthage, related to Phoenician. Phrases and idioms: Punic faith treachery. Etymology: L Punicus, Poenicus f. Poenus f. Gk Phoinix Phoenician …   Useful english dictionary

  • Punic — /pyooh nik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians. 2. treacherous; perfidious: originally applied by the Romans to the Carthaginians. n. 3. the language of ancient Carthage, a form of late Phoenician. [ < L Punicus, earlier… …   Universalium

  • Punic — 1. adjective a) Of or relating to ancient Carthage, its inhabitants, or their language. b) Perfidious, treacherous, faithless. Syn: Carthaginian 2. noun …   Wiktionary

  • púnic — pú|nic Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

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