What word is hidden here?
IVxVII IIxVIII IIIxII IIIxII IIxIII IVxVII IVxVII
x = *
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Hint 5 (last one):
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De-Romanizing gives 4x7,2x8,3x2,3x2,2x3,4x7,4x7.
As indicated by the last hint [EDITED to add: when I wrote this, the last hint was number 4], this is a
mobile-phone-keyboard cipher where mxn means you press the key numbered n a total of m times
which as hexomino says leads to the answer
I think the answer is
I have no idea how the Roman numerals link to the letters but the word follows the pattern ABCCDAA and there are very few words which follow that pattern (one other one I found was "falloff").
Very cheap, I know. I'll try to figure out the reasoning.