Definition of Rhaetic in English:

Rhaetic

(also Rhetic, Raetic)

adjective

  • 1Of or relating to the ancient Roman province of Rhaetia or the region of the Alps corresponding to this; = "Rhaetian".

  • 2Of the ancient Rhaetic language; = "Rhaetian".

  • 3Geology= "Rhaetian".

noun

  • 1Geology= "Rhaetian". Also (chiefly in plural): rocks or strata of the Rhaetian stage (now rare).

  • 2Frequently in form Raetic. The ancient language spoken in the Roman province of Rhaetia; = "Rhaetian".

Origin

Early 17th century. From French rhétique and its etymon classical Latin Rhaeticus (also Raeticus) from Rhaetia + -icus.

Pronunciation

Rhaetic

/ˈriːtɪk/