Ro*ma"ic (?), a. [NGr. : cf. F. romaique. See Roman.]

Of or relating to modern Greece, and especially to its language.

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n.

The modern Greek language, now usually called by the Greeks Hellenic or Neo-Hellenic.

⇒ The Greeks at the time of the capture of Constantinople were proud of being "Romai^oi, or Romans . . . Hence the term Romaic was the name given to the popular language. . . . The Greek language is now spoken of as the Hellenic language.

Encyc. Brit.

 

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