- of ancient Carthage or its people or culture
- like or characteristic of the Carthaginians, regarded by the Romans as faithless and treacherous
Origin of PunicClassical Latin Punicus, earlier Poenicus, Carthaginian, properly Phoenician from Poeni, the Carthaginians from Classical Greek Phoinix, Phoenician
the Semitic language spoken in ancient Carthage, a dialect of Phoenician: it survived until c. 500
- Of or relating to ancient Carthage, its inhabitants, or their language.
- Having the character of treachery attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans.
The dialect of Phoenician spoken in ancient Carthage.
Origin of PunicLatin Poenicus, Pūnicus from Poenus a Carthaginian from Greek Phoinix Phoenician