Romany

[rom-uh-nee, roh-muh-]
noun, plural Romanies.
1.
Gypsy ( def 2 ).
2.
Gypsies collectively.
3.
the Indic language of the Gypsies, its various forms differing greatly because of local influences.
adjective
4.
pertaining to Gypsies, their language, or their customs.
Also, Rommany, Romani.
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Romany or Romani (ˈrɒmənɪ, ˈrəʊ-, ˈrɒmənɪ, ˈrəʊ-)
 
n , -nies, -nis
1.  a.  another name for a Gypsy
 b.  (as modifier): Romany customs
2.  the language of the Gypsies, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family, but incorporating extensive borrowings from local European languages. Most of its 250 000 speakers are bilingual. It is extinct in Britain
 
[C19: from Romany romani (adj) Gypsy, ultimately from Sanskrit domba man of a low caste of musicians, of Dravidian origin]
 
Romani or Romani
 
n
 
[C19: from Romany romani (adj) Gypsy, ultimately from Sanskrit domba man of a low caste of musicians, of Dravidian origin]

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Romany
"a gypsy, the Gypsy language," 1812, romani, fem. of romano (adj.) "Gypsy," from rom, the Gypsy word for "man, husband, male, Gypsy" (pl. roma), from Skt. domba-s "male member of a low caste of musicians."
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