1. Of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians.
2. Characteristic of the ancient Carthaginians; faithless; treacherous; as, Punic faith.
Yes, yes, his faith attesting nations own;
'T is Punic all, and to a proverb known. -- H. Brooke.
adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of ancient Carthage or
its people or their language; "the Punic Wars";
"Carthaginian peace" [syn: Carthaginian]
2: tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character
as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans; "Punic
faith"; "the perfidious Judas"; "the fiercest and most
treacherous of foes"; "treacherous intrigues" [syn: perfidious,
n : the Phoenician dialect of ancient Carthage