1. [syn: Roman, Romanic]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Romanic \Ro*man"ic\, a. [L. Romanicus. See Romance, n.]
1. Of or pertaining to Rome or its people.
2. Of or pertaining to any or all of the various languages
which, during the Middle Ages, sprung out of the old
Roman, or popular form of Latin, as the Italian, Spanish,
Portuguese, French, Provencal, etc.
3. Related to the Roman people by descent; -- said especially
of races and nations speaking any of the Romanic tongues.
Romanic spelling, spelling by means of the letters of the
Roman alphabet, as in English; -- contrasted with phonetic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially
ancient Rome); "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall"
[syn: Roman, Romanic]