Definition of Romani

1. Noun. A member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America).

Exact synonyms: Bohemian, Gipsy, Gypsy, Roma, Romany, Rommany
Generic synonyms: Indian
Specialized synonyms: Gitana, Gitano

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture. "A Gypsy fortune-teller"
Exact synonyms: Romany
Partainyms: Gypsy, Gypsy

Definition of Romani

1. Proper noun. The name of a nomadic people, with origins in India, also known as Gypsies. ¹

2. Proper noun. The Indo-Aryan language of the Romani people or one of its subgroups (Roma, Sinti, Romanichal, etc), closely related to Hindi and Rajasthani. ¹

3. Proper noun. The plural of Romanus, ''Romans''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Romani

Roman numerals
Roman pace
Roman ring
Roman rings
Roman square capitals
Roman wormwood
Romana's sign
Romance language
Romance languages
Romanesque architecture
Romanian deadlift
Romanian deadlifts
Romanian monetary unit

Literary usage of Romani

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1. Livy, Books XXI. and XXII by Livy (1893)
"aliquando, at last; literally ' some time,' ' if you are ever going to.' Cf. Cic. Phil. II. 118 ut aliquando dolor populi romani pariat quod ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"In 1755 Benedict XIV. confirmed formally the correctness of certain " rites." Pius IX. also has significance here because of his two briefs of 1862, romani ..."

3. The Ruins and Excavations of Ancient Rome: A Companion Book for Students and by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1897)
"THE HORREA PUBLICA POPULI romani (the grain wharves and warehouses). — The provinces bound to contribute to the maintenance of Rome with their staple ..."

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