Definition of Punic in English:

Punic

Syllabification: Pu·nic
Pronunciation: /ˈpyo͞onik
 
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adjective

Of or relating to Carthage.
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  • The Punic admiral's retreat was ill-received at home, and Carthage responded with a larger force, prying out the Romans.
  • The Second Punic War began in Spain.
  • But on the flanks were the cavalry for both contestants, and the Punic cavalry defeated the Roman.

noun

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The language of ancient Carthage, related to Phoenician.
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  • On the farms the peasants were Berber and Phoenician, speaking Punic.
  • Devastating odors assaulted her, and the noise of humans screaming in Latin, Greek, German, Punic, Hebrew, Berber, Egyptian, Arabic.
  • It was for them that a large work, written in Punic, of 28 books on agriculture was produced by a certain Mago.

Origin

from Latin Punicus (earlier Poenicus), from Poenus, from Greek Phoinix 'Phoenician'.

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