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Romany   /rˈɑməni/  /rˈoʊməni/   Listen

Of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture.  Synonym: Romani.  "Romany folk songs" , "A Gypsy fortune-teller"

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"Romany" Quotes from Famous Books

... could have distinguished betrayed the approach of a sunny day. Jauntily he swung off down the path between the lines of cars, his fickle mind wavering between the joys of the coming day and the memory of the loveliest Romany he ...
— Truxton King - A Story of Graustark • George Barr McCutcheon

... from them. Solitary, eccentric, Hearn was an unhappy man. He was born June 27, 1850, on one of the Ionian Isles, Santa Maura, called in modern Greek, Leokus, or Lafcada, the Sappho Leucadia, promontory and all. His father was Charles Bush Hearn, of an old Dorsetshire family—Hearn, however, is a Romany name—and an Irishman. His mother was Rosa Cerigote, a Greek, whose brothers, it is said, stabbed their sister's suitor, but she, Isolde-like, nursed him, and he married her. The marriage was not a happy ...
— Ivory Apes and Peacocks • James Huneker

... to "The Dial" wrote for the new magazine, among them Emerson. He contributed twenty-eight articles in all, more than half of them verse, to different numbers, from the first to the thirty-seventh volume. Among them are several of his best known poems, such as "The Romany Girl," "Days," "Brahma," "Waldeinsamkeit," "The Titmouse," "Boston Hymn," "Saadi," ...
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)

... composition is occupied by the Dingle episode, in which Lavengro (the "word-master," Borrow's gipsy name for himself) is revealed to us in conflict with "the flaming Tinman" and in colloquy with his Romany friend, Jasper Petulengro, with a subtle papistical propagandist, "the man in black," with the typical gipsy chi, Ursula, and with the peerless Isopel Berners. His account of his relations with her we take to be strictly and almost ...
— George Borrow - Times Literary Supplement, 10th July 1903 • Thomas Seccombe

Words linked to "Romany" :   gitano, Sanskritic language, Sanskrit, gitana, Indian

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