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Modern Greek.

[Modern Greek Rhōmaikos, from Greek, Roman, from Rhōmē, Rome, from Latin Rōma.]

Ro·ma′ic adj.
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(Languages) the modern Greek vernacular, esp Demotic
(Languages) of or relating to Greek, esp Demotic
[C19: from Greek Rhōmaikos Roman, with reference to the Eastern Roman Empire]
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(roʊˈmeɪ ɪk)

the Modern Greek language, esp. in the period prior to Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire.
[1800–10; < Greek Rhōmaïkós Roman =Rhōma(îos) Roman + -ikos -ic]
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Noun1.Romaic - the modern Greek vernacular
Modern Greek, New Greek - the Greek language as spoken and written today
Adj.1.romaic - relating to modern Greece or its inhabitants or its language
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References in classic literature ?
He already knew Italian, and had also picked up a little of the Romaic dialect during voyages to the East; and by the aid of these two languages he easily comprehended the construction of all the others, so that at the end of six mouths he began to speak Spanish, English, and German.
Prescott, Inc., Romaic Industries, Inc., Robar Industries Ltd., Petersen Products Co., and UTS Engineering.
Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Jamaican Patois, Limonese Creole, Romani, Vlax, Danubian, Sureth, Suryaya Swadaya A type of Romani Cornish, Bororo Spoken in lowland Scotland and parts of Ulster Other types of Greek language A Norman language EXTINCT Alderney French, Manx, Norn, Old Kentish sign language, Polari Scottish Gaelic Scots Scots Irish Manx Manx It was spoken the Isle of Man but is today extinct Welsh Cornish Guernsey French Jersey French Calabrian Greek, Ellinika , Graecae, Romaic, Neo-Hellenic, Guernsey French, Jersey French, Jerriais, Sark French
9 PF M Ac Tropidacris coiiaris 16 PF R Ac Total 2652 Acrid = Acrididae; Pyrgom = Pyrgomorphidae; Romaic = Romaieidae; NE = Numero de Exemplares; FR = Frequencia; PF: Pouco Frequente; MF = Muito Frequente; A = Abundancia; D = Dominante; AB = Abundante; CO = Comum; R = Rara; M = Minima; C = Constancia; Co = Constante; Ac = Acidental; Ace = Acessoria.
Being the official language of the country, Turkish has a certain sense of supremacy over the other languages spoken in the area such as, Romaic, Armenian, Kurdish, and so forth.
(75) The reason for Romaic's choice of an ad hoc tribunal under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules was that ad hoc tribunals had not applied ICSID case law with respect to defining whether an asset or transaction was an 'investment' in their decisions.
A native, it is believed, of Darabghird in the Yezd Province, he always preferred to style himself El-Hichmakani, a facetious "lackab" or surname, meaning "Of No-hall, Nowhere." He had travelled far and wide with his eyes open; as appears by his "couplets." To a natural facility, a knack of language learning, he added a store of desultory various reading; scraps of Chinese and old Egyptian; of Hebrew and Syriac; of Sanskrit and Prakrit; of Slav, especially Lithuanian; of Latin and Greek, including Romaic; of Berber, the Nubian dialect, and of Zend and Akkadian, besides Persian, his mother-tongue, and Arabic, the classic of the schools.
decent reply, and we had some talk in Italian and Romaic (her mother
The fate of Phrosine, the fairest of this sacrifice, is the subject of many a Romaic and Arnaut ditty.
(20) Unlikely as it might seem, this gamey image might well have been suggested by the Romaic folk ballad of Kyra Phrosine, in which its heroine is twice referred to as [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.], or 'my partridge'; see [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.], ed.
A revealing episode dates from the autumn of 1810, when the adventurous Lady Hester Stanhope met the young aristocrat in Athens anal mockingly reported how "he had picked up a few sentences of the Romaic, with which he affected to give orders to his Greek servant" (HVS, 36).
The lengthy review essay (forty-three pages in print) appeared under the title "Romaic and Rhine Ballads." Although "Romaic and Rhine Ballads" has received scant notice from Fuller scholars, it nonetheless merits further attention.