Romany

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Romany of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture "Romani nomads","Romany folk songs","a Gypsy fortune-teller"
    • n Romany the Indic language of the Gypsies
    • n Romany a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Romany A gypsy.
    • Romany The language spoken among themselves by the gypsies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Romany A Gipsy.
    • n Romany The language spoken by the Gipsies. Originally a dialect brought from India and allied to the Hindustani, it has been much corrupted by the tongues of the peoples among whom the Gipsies have sojourned. The corrupt broken dialect now used by British Gipsies is called by them posh-romany or romanes; the purer, “deep” romanes. See Gipsy.
    • Romany Belonging or relating to the Romanies or Gipsies: as, Romany songs; a Romany custom.
    • Romany Also Roman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Romany rom′a-ni a gipsy: the language of the gipsies
    • adj Romany belonging to the gipsies
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gypsy romano, romani, adj., gypsy; cf. rom, husband

Usage

In literature:

Romany wanderers and Celtic colonists were alike welcome to her heart and purse, and vied in praising her.
"Elizabeth Fry" by Mrs. E. R. Pitman
Semper voluimus Romanis esse amici, sed Romani sine causa nos domo patriaque expellere conati sunt.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Romany chies are Romany chies still, though not exactly what they were sixty years ago.
"Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825" by George Borrow
I knows all yer Romany gibberish, an' I ain't takin' any.
"The Treasure of Heaven" by Marie Corelli
Of these the most deliberate is the one that emerges from "Lavengro" and "The Romany Rye.
"George Borrow The Man and His Books" by Edward Thomas
There was an obvious increase in aerial activity on both sides, and camel and other traffic on the Romani road became more feverish.
"The Seventh Manchesters" by S. J. Wilson
Not until we left Camp Romany did we feel that we were really off for the trip.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Borrow caught the last glimpse when dwelling in the tents of the Romany.
"Alexander Pope" by Leslie Stephen
He could not even give the word 'Rumani' its accent, and called it 'Romany.
"George Borrow and His Circle" by Clement King Shorter
And who now speaks of Romani?
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
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In poetry:

Brave in shoes of Romany leather,
Bodice blue and gypsy gown,
And a cap of fur and feather,
In the inn sat Low-lie-down.
"Ballad Of Low-Lie-Down" by Madison Julius Cawein
Follow the Romany patteran
East where the silence broods
By a purple wave on an opal beach
In the hush of the Mahim woods.
"The Gipsy Trail" by Rudyard Kipling
The wild boar to the sun-dried swamp
The red crane to her reed,
And the Romany lass to the Romany lad,
By the tie of a roving breed.
"The Gipsy Trail" by Rudyard Kipling
Follow the Romany patteran
North where the blue bergs sail,
And the bows are grey with the frozen spray,
And the masts are shod with mail.
"The Gipsy Trail" by Rudyard Kipling
Yet as I lift my eyes I see
Their swarthy kindred wild and free.
Who flaunt it in the field.
"Begone, you Romanies!" I say,
"Lest you defile this bright array
Whose loveliness I shield."
"Gipsy" by Robert W Service
The play on this night was called "Romany Rye,"
And at act four, scene third, Fire! Fire! was the cry;
And all in a moment flames were seen issuing from the stage,
Then the women screamed frantically, like wild beasts in a cage.
"Burning of the Exeter Theatre" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The band's leader, Eugene Hutz, is of Romani ancestry.
Romany Malco and Meagan Good.
Their music has been described as a place where "Spanish flamenco and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk".
"Vanda Man" Tony Romani prepares his orchids for the West Palm Beach Green Market opening.
The alter ego of Chilean telenova star Celine Remond, Kali Mutsa ("black cat" in Romany) blends Bollywood spectacle, Gypsy bravado, and electronic cumbia into a colorful package.
He's joined by Bay Area gypsy brass band Brass Menažeri for a unique live KEXP performance that melds hip-hop and Romani flavors.
Rodney Smith really was a Romani – a gypsy.
About 280,000 Romanian Jews and 11,000 Romanian Roma, or Gypsies, were deported and killed during World War II when Romani.
Balkan Beats & Romani Romance on "Rock It Properly" (Sunday, 10/9, 8pm).
Why TLC's My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding Doesn't Represent the Romani .
Photo courtesy Bohemian Quartet The Bohemian Quartet will be playing traditional Romani music at the Towers this Sunday, April 17 at 2 pm Admission is free.
Romany Suicide — Today's SuicideGirl.
'Think Like a Man' Stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy and Romany Malco on 'Every Woman's Nasty Side' (Video).
Police say the man demanded money from a teller at the Chase Bank on Romany Road and then took off on foot.
Sunday and Monday cives Romani will go to the polls to elect a new mayor.
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In science:

Further discussions on the realities of using pulsars as gravity wave detectors can be found in two excellent review articles by Romani [210] and Backer .
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
Stinebring, D. R., Ryba, M. F., Taylor, J. H., and Romani, R. W., “Cosmic Gravitational–Wave Background: Limits from Millisecond Pulsar Timing”, Phys.
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
Later, CHR model was developed to the single OG models (e.g., Chiang & Romani 1994, Romani & Yadigaroglu 1995, Cheng et al. 2000), which claimed that the three dimension extents of OGs are constrained by the pair cascade processes, and a single OG can produce wide double-peak high energy light curves.
Possible evidence for the pulsed X-ray emission from outer gap in PSR B1937+21?
However, the case is quite unconvincing as it depends upon an uncertain distance measurement and a particular spectral decomposition (Bra je & Romani 2002).
The Phenomena of High Energy Astrophysics
We would like to thank Yuri Lyubarsky, Roger Romani, Okkie DeJager and Jarek Dyks for valuable discussions as well as an anonymous referee for suggesting critical improvements and corrections to the calculation of the particle pitch angle evolution.
High-Energy Emission From Millisecond Pulsars
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