Definition of Punic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpyo͞onik/


Relating to Carthage.
Example sentences
  • 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.


The language of ancient Carthage, related to Phoenician.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

Words that rhyme with Punic

Munich, runic, tunic

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Syllabification: Pu·nic

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