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From Medieval Latin, Vulgar Latin rōmānicē (in a Roman manner), from Latin rōmānicus < rōmānus. Forms ending in -t are due to the fact -z often replaces -ts at end of a nominative singular form. In this instance, the -z or -s ending is from the -icē ending of rōmānicē, not the addition of an -s to a word ending in -t.[1] Compare Old Occitan romans, cf. also Romansch rumantsch.


romanz m (oblique plural romanz, nominative singular romanz, nominative plural romanz)

  1. (usually uncountable) Old French (language)
  2. (countable) a story in Old French
  3. (countable) account (verbal description of an event)
  4. (countable) talking; discussion




romanz m

  1. oblique plural of romant
  2. nominative singular of romant


  1. ^ roman” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (romans)