Punic, as a noun, was the Phoenician dialect of ancient Carthage.
an adjective, Punic refers to anything of, or relating to, Carthage or
the Carthaginians. If, for example, there was a pub owned or
predominantly frequented by
Carthaginians, you would refer to it as a Punic pub.
This also helps to understand who was involved in the
In AD 439, the
made Carthage their headquarters.