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romance(Encyclopedia)romance [O.Fr.,=something written in the popular language, i.e., a Romance language]. The roman of the Middle Ages was a form of chivalric and romantic literature widely diffused throughout Europe fro...
Romance languages(Encyclopedia)Romance languages, group of languages belonging to the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Italic languages). Also called Romanic, they are spoken by about 670 million peopl...
Gothic romance(Encyclopedia)Gothic romance, type of novel that flourished in the late 18th and early 19th cent. in England. Gothic romances were mysteries, often involving the supernatural and heavily tinged with horror, and the...
Linguistic Relationships among Romance Languages(Encyclopedia)Linguistic Relationships among Romance LanguagesEnglishLatinPortugueseSpanishFrenchItalianRomanianblacknigernegronegronoirneronegrudofacerefazerhacerfairefarefacegreenviridisverdeverdevertverdeverdeho...
Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm(Encyclopedia)Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm vl´hlm m´r-lüp´k [key], 1861–1936, Swiss philologist. Meyer-Lübke taught at the universities of Jena, Vienna, and Bonn. He was the author of many works on Romanc...
Rhaeto-Romanic(Encyclopedia)Rhaeto-Romanic r´t-rmn´k [key], generic name for several related dialects of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Romance languages). The...
Romanic(Encyclopedia)Romanic: see Romance languages.
Cressida(Encyclopedia)Cressida, in medieval romance: see Troilus and Cressida.
Paris, Paulin(Encyclopedia)Paris, Paulin (Alexis Paulin Paris)pôlN´ pärs´ [key], 1800–1881, French scholar. He was noted for his research in medieval French literature and for initiating the systematic study of Romanc...
Radcliffe, Ann (Ward)(Encyclopedia)Radcliffe, Ann (Ward), 1764–1823, English novelist, b. London. The daughter of a successful tradesman, she married William Radcliffe, a law student who later became editor of the English Chronicle. ...
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