Punic

Punic
/pyooh"nik/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians.
2. treacherous; perfidious: originally applied by the Romans to the Carthaginians.
n.
3. the language of ancient Carthage, a form of late Phoenician.
[ < L Punicus, earlier Poenicus Carthaginian, equiv. to Poen(us) a Phoenician, a Carthaginian (akin to Gk Phoînix a Phoenician) + -icus -IC]

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