Definition of Punic in English:
Relating to ancient Carthage.
- 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.
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The language of Carthage, related to Phoenician.
- 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 PunicMunich, runic, tunic
Definition of Punic in:
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