Definition of Latin. Meaning of Latin. Synonyms of Latin

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Definition of Latin

Latin
Latin 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
Latin Lat"in, v. t. To write or speak in Latin; to turn or render into Latin. [Obs.] --Fuller.
Latin
Latin 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 (lingua latīna, IPA: [ˈlɪŋɡʷa laˈtiːna]) is a cl****ical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally...
- The Latin or Roman alphabet is the writing system originally used by the ancient Romans to write the Latin language. The term Latin alphabet may refer...
- Latin honors are Latin phrases used in some colleges and universities to indicate the level of distinction with which an academic degree has been earned...
- Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Romance languages such as Spanish and Portuguese are predominantly...
- Latin or Roman script is a set of graphic signs (script) based on the letters of the cl****ical Latin alphabet. This is derived from a form of the ****aean...
- unfamiliar with Pig Latin. Early mentions of pig Latin or hog Latin describe what we would today call dog Latin, a type of parody Latin.[citation needed]...
- Latin dance is a general label, and a term in partner dance competition jargon. It refers to types of ballroom dance and folk dance that (with few exceptions)...
- The Latin Church, also known as the Western Church or the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest particular church sui iuris of the Catholic Church, employing...
- A Latin cross or Crux immissa is a type of cross in which the vertical beam sticks above the crossbeam. This is the main representation of the cross by...
- merging. › Latin Americans (Spanish: Latinoamericanos; Portuguese: Latino-americanos; French: Latino-américains) are the citizens of the Latin American...
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