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roʊˈmeɪ ɪkro·ma·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Romaic, Demoticadjective

    the modern Greek vernacular

  2. romaicadjective

    relating to modern Greece or its inhabitants or its language


  1. Romaicadjective

    Of or pertaining to modern Greece, its inhabitants, or its language.

  2. Romaicnoun

    The modern Greek language.


  1. romaic

    Medieval Greek (also known as Middle Greek, Byzantine Greek, or Romaic) is the stage of the Greek language between the end of classical antiquity in the 5th–6th centuries and the end of the Middle Ages, conventionally dated to the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453. From the 7th century onwards, Greek was the only language of administration and government in the Byzantine Empire. This stage of language is thus described as Byzantine Greek. The study of the Medieval Greek language and literature is a branch of Byzantine studies, the study of the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire. The beginning of Medieval Greek is occasionally dated back to as early as the 4th century, either to 330 AD, when the political centre of the Roman Empire was moved to Constantinople, or to 395 AD, the division of the empire. However, this approach is rather arbitrary as it is more an assumption of political, as opposed to cultural and linguistic, developments. Indeed, by this time the spoken language, particularly pronunciation, had already shifted towards modern forms.The conquests of Alexander the Great, and the ensuing Hellenistic period, had caused Greek to spread to peoples throughout Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean, altering the spoken language's pronunciation and structure. Medieval Greek is the link between this vernacular, known as Koine Greek, and Modern Greek. Though Byzantine Greek literature was still strongly influenced by Attic Greek, it was also influenced by vernacular Koine Greek, which is the language of the New Testament and the liturgical language of the Greek Orthodox Church.


  1. romaic

    Romaic is an adjective referring to the modern Greek language or culture, especially as derived from Byzantine Greek. It can also refer to a native or inhabitant of Romania. This term is somewhat obsolete and not commonly used today.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Romaicadjective

    of or relating to modern Greece, and especially to its language

  2. Romaicnoun

    the modern Greek language, now usually called by the Greeks Hellenic or Neo-Hellenic

  3. Etymology: [NGr. : cf. F. romaque. See Roman.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Romaic

    ro-mā′ik, n. modern Greek, the language of the descendants of the Eastern Romans: Hellenic.—adj. pertaining to the foregoing.—n. Romā′ika, a modern Greek dance. [Fr. Romaïque—modern Gr. RhōmaikosRhōmē, Rome.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of romaic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of romaic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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