Meaning of rumney in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrʌmni/


(also romeny)
historical, rare
  • A sweet wine of Greek origin, popular in England especially during the 15th and 16th centuries; a variety of this.


Late Middle English. From Anglo-Norman romeny, romeney and Middle French romenie, rommenie, romanie, apparently from Anglo-Norman and Middle French Romanie, Romenie, as name of Greece, the wine being so called on account of its provenance.