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

Word History

Etymology

Latin Rhaetus of Rhaetia, ancient Roman province

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rhaeto-Romance was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Rhaeto-Romance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhaeto-Romance. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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