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


(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]


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]
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"
čigoniškasčigonųčigonų kalba


A. ADJgitano
B. N
1.gitano/a m/f
2. (Ling) → romaní m, lengua f gitana; (in Spain) → caló m


Roma mf
(Ling) → die Zigeunersprache (neg!), → Romani nt
adj language, cultureder Roma; Romany gypsyRom m, → Zigeuner(in) m(f) (neg!)


1. adjzingaresco/a
2. n (person) → zingaro/a; (language) → lingua degli zingari
References in classic literature ?
They are fearless and without religion, save superstition, and they talk only their own varieties of the Romany tongue.
His book, 'Full Circle - Reflections of a Romany psychic' tells the story of how, as a young Gypsy boy he began to have powerful visions - and his development as a psychic.
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'.
A 4FT-high caravan memorial is to mark the grave of a Romany gypsy at a churchyard near Coventry.
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.
CHARLIE Chaplin's son is to make a return visit to the Midlands to pay homage to the Romany Gypsy community - and the site where his father may well have been born.
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.
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.
Mr Richter, like his neighbours, parks his car on the road outside his Romany Road home each night.
A MAN who led a convoy of Romany caravans 240 miles across North Wales has handed PS12,000 over to cancer charities.
Canada) to publish a book about the secret routes and ways of life of the Romany Gypsy community by Damian Le Bas, who comes from a centuries-old line of Romany Gypsies, literary news company Book2Book revealed on Monday.