Punic

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adjective

Pu·​nic ˈpyü-nik How to pronounce Punic (audio)
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: of or relating to Carthage or the Carthaginians
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Punic

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noun

: the Phoenician dialect of ancient Carthage

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin punicus, from Poenus inhabitant of Carthage; akin to Greek Phoinix Phoenician

First Known Use

Adjective

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Punic was in 1533

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Cite this Entry

“Punic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Punic. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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