Rhaeto-Romance

noun
Rhae·​to-Ro·​mance | \ ˌrē-tō-rō-ˈman(t)s How to pronounce Rhaeto-Romance (audio) , -tō-rə-; -ˈrō-ˌman(t)s \
variants: or less commonly Rhaeto-Romanic \ ˌrē-​tō-​rō-​ˈma-​nik How to pronounce Rhaeto-Romanic (audio) \

Definition of Rhaeto-Romance

: a group of Romance languages spoken in eastern Switzerland and northeastern Italy

First Known Use of Rhaeto-Romance

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rhaeto-Romance

Latin Rhaetus of Rhaetia, ancient Roman province

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Cite this Entry

“Rhaeto-Romance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhaeto-Romance. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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