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