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 (rŏm′ə-nē, rō′mə-, rä′mə-)
n. & adj.
Variant of Romani.
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(ˈrɒmənɪ; ˈrəʊ-) or


npl -nies or -nis
1. (Peoples)
a. another name for a Gypsy
b. (as modifier): Romany customs.
2. (Languages) the language of the Gypsies, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family, but incorporating extensive borrowings from local European languages. Most of its 250 000 speakers are bilingual. It is extinct in Britain
[C19: from Romany romani (adj) Gypsy, ultimately from Sanskrit domba man of a low caste of musicians, of Dravidian origin]
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or Rom•a•ni

(ˈrɒm ə ni, ˈroʊ mə-)

1. the Indo-Aryan language traditionally spoken by the Gypsies, comprising a broad range of dialects.
2. the Gypsies collectively.
3. of or pertaining to the Gypsies or Romany.
[1805–15; < Romany, feminine of romano, adj. derivative of rom Rom]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Romany - a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetellingRomany - a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
Indian - a native or inhabitant of India
gitana - a Spanish female Gypsy
gitano - a Spanish male Gypsy
2.Romany - the Indic language of the Gypsies
Sanskrit, Sanskritic language - (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes
Adj.1.Romany - of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture; "Romani nomads"; "Romany folk songs"; "a Gypsy fortune-teller"
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A. ADJgitano
B. N
1.gitano/a m/f
2. (Ling) → romaní m, lengua f gitana; (in Spain) → caló m
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Roma mf
(Ling) → die Zigeunersprache (neg!), → Romani nt
adj language, cultureder Roma; Romany gypsyRom m, → Zigeuner(in) m(f) (neg!)
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1. adjzingaresco/a
2. n (person) → zingaro/a; (language) → lingua degli zingari
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References in classic literature ?
They are fearless and without religion, save superstition, and they talk only their own varieties of the Romany tongue.
Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti-Poverty, with responsibility for Equality, said: "We are sensitive to the issues raised by Ms Bowen regarding her Romany heritage, and will examine the matter further."
Romany gypsies were no tinkers IN my copy of the Birmingham Mail (November 20) regular reader F H Jennings referred to so-called travellers as 'tinkers or tatters'.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 13 July 2017: Director of prosecution Ahmed Magdy ordered to call Mervat Amine, Youssra Lozy, Rania Youssef and Romany Saad the writer and director of the film 'Mamnou' Al-Eqterab aw Al-Tasweer' (Forbidden to Approach or Photograph) to hear their testimony about the proclamation, which was made by Ahmed Safwat after he accused them of stealing his idea.
Two years ago son Michael, who lives in France, unveiled a memorial to the Romany Gypsies after evidence suggested the screen legend could have been born at the camp rather than London as originally thought.
One kilogram and 500g bags on both the Romany Creams and Choc-kits brands are currently on-shelf and theyre incredibly user-friendly.
When Esau died, the Dundee Courier of March 15, 1901, ran the headline "Death of a Romany Patriarch" and announced: "Those of the Romany race still to be found in Birmingham are in mourning." The article stated: "Esau Smith had for many years past been head of the little colony of Gypsies who, for close on half a century, have made they home at Handsworth.
ROMANY ROUGE, a notable absentee from the Ladbrokes Summer Stayers' Classic at Monmore which started last night, is set for a similar autumn six-bend campaign to last year, writes Jonathan Kay.
6 OVER at C4's Keeping Up With The Khans, Sheffield businessman Wahid discussed Romany immigrant Erik's vocal talent: "He might get somewhere with it.
Mr Richter, like his neighbours, parks his car on the road outside his Romany Road home each night.