What does the word punic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Carthaginian; among the Romans, faithless; untrustworthy.

Usage examples for punic

  1. But the captains understood Punic as little as the soldiers, although the Mercenaries saluted one another in that language. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  2. The poet appears to have done certain literary hack- work for others, as, for example, parts of the Punic Wars contributed to Raleigh's " History of the World." – Epicoene Or, The Silent Woman by Ben Jonson
  3. Naevius in selecting for his epic poem the subject of the First Punic War, and in connecting that war with the events which were supposed to connect the Roman State immediately with a divine origin and destiny, was the first Roman who was moved to write by this powerful impulse. – The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by W. Y. Sellar
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