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There are two adjectives that mean "having to do with the city of Carthage." Carthaginian is one. What is the other?

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Answer: Punic

Anything pertaining to Carthage is described as either Carthaginian or Punic. Thus, the wars between Rome and Carthage are called the Punic wars (Carthage lost). The word Punic ultimately derives from the Greek Phoinix, Phoenician - an etymological allusion to Carthage's founding as a Phoenician colony.


Wow!"Punic" That sure ties alot of things together. thank you for doing the research. I love words!
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