Definition of latin. Meaning of latin. Synonyms of latin
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Definition of latin
LatinLatin Lat"in, a. [F., fr. L. Latinus belonging to Latium,
Latin, fr. Latium a country of Italy, in which Rome was
situated. Cf. Ladin, Lateen sail, under Lateen.]
1. Of or pertaining to Latium, or to the Latins, a people of
Latium; Roman; as, the Latin language.
2. Of, pertaining to, or composed in, the language used by
the Romans or Latins; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin
composition or idiom.
Latin Church (Eccl. Hist.), the Western or Roman Catholic
Church, as distinct from the Greek or Eastern Church.
Latin cross. See Illust. 1 of Cross.
Latin races, a designation sometimes loosely given to
certain nations, esp. the French, Spanish, and Italians,
who speak languages principally derived from Latin.
Latin Union, an association of states, originally
comprising France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy, which,
in 1865, entered into a monetary agreement, providing for
an identity in the weight and fineness of the gold and
silver coins of those countries, and for the amounts of
each kind of coinage by each. Greece, Servia, Roumania,
and Spain subsequently joined the Union.
Latin Lat"in, v. t.
To write or speak in Latin; to turn or render into Latin.
LatinLatin Lat"in, n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Latium; a Roman.
2. The language of the ancient Romans.
3. An exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into
Latin. [Obs.] --Ascham.
4. (Eccl.) A member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Dog Latin, barbarous Latin; a jargon in imitation of Latin;
as, the log Latin of schoolboys.
Late Latin, Low Latin, terms used indifferently to
designate the latest stages of the Latin language; low
Latin (and, perhaps, late Latin also), including the
barbarous coinages from the French, German, and other
languages into a Latin form made after the Latin had
become a dead language for the people.
Law Latin, that kind of late, or low, Latin, used in
statutes and legal instruments; -- often barbarous.
Meaning of latin from wikipedia
- latin. (ˈ , l , æ , t , ɨ , n , audio
en-us-latin. ogg. latin. la , lingua
latīna; ˈlɪŋɡʷa laˈtiːna , ipa italic latins
- estadounidenses) refers
to an ethnolinguistic group
in the united states
in the countries
of latin america
or the iberian peninsula
script, or roman
script, is a writing system based
on the letters
of the classical latin alphabet
and extended forms
- latin america
or latinoamérica. américa latina; amérique latine, latijns-amerika. is a region
of the americas where romance
- encompassing rhythms
and styles originated
america, as well as derived music genres
from the united states
- the classical latin alphabet
or roman alphabet evolved
from a western variety
of the greek alphabet called
the cumaean alphabet
- medieval latin
was the form of latin
used in the middle
ages , primarily
as a medium
of scholarly exchange
and as the liturgical language
- the latin church
is the largest particular church within
the catholic church
. it is a particular church
not on the level
of the local
- the romance languages
to as romanic
languages, latin languages
or neo-latin languages) are all the related languages
- hot latin songs
(formerly hot latin tracks
and hot latin
50) is a record chart published
by billboard magazine
. language latin music