Punic meaning

pyo͝onĭk
Of or relating to ancient Carthage, its inhabitants, or their language.
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Having the character of treachery attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans.
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The dialect of Phoenician spoken in ancient Carthage.
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Of ancient Carthage or its people or culture.
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Like or characteristic of the Carthaginians, regarded by the Romans as faithless and treacherous.
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The Semitic language spoken in ancient Carthage, a dialect of Phoenician: it survived until c. a.d. 500
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Origin of punic

  • Latin Poenicus, Pūnicus from Poenus a Carthaginian from Greek Phoinix Phoenician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition