From Vulgar Latin rōmānicē (“in a Roman manner”), from Latin rōmānicus < rōmānus. Forms ending in -t are due to the fact -z often replaces -ts at end of a nominative singular form. In this instance, the -z or -s ending is from the -icē ending of rōmānicē, not the addition of an -s to a word ending in -t. Compare Old Occitan romans, cf. also Romansch rumantsch.
romanz m (oblique plural romanz, nominative singular romanz, nominative plural romanz)
- (usually uncountable) Old French (language)
- (countable) a story in Old French
- (countable) account (verbal description of an event)
- (countable) talking; discussion
- (Old French): françois