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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
(latīnum, [laˈt̪iːnʊ̃] or lingua
latīna, [ˈlɪŋɡʷa laˈt̪iːna]) is a classical language belonging
to the Italic branch
of the Indo-European languages...
- The Latin alphabet
or Roman alphabet
is the collection
of letters originally
used by the ancient Romans
the Latin language
and its extensions...
- Latin America
is the portion
of the Americas comprising countries
and regions where Romance
languages—languages that derived
—such as Spanish...
script, also known
script, is a set of graphic signs
on the letters
of the classical Latin
alphabet. This is derived
- The Latins
an Italic tribe
in ancient central Italy
from Latium. As Roman power
and colonization spread Latin
- Latin honors
are Latin phrases
used in some colleges
an academic degree
has been earned...
- Latin Americans
(Spanish: Latinoamericanos; Portuguese: Latino-americanos; French: Latino-américains) are the citizens
of Latin American countries
- The Latin Church
Latina), also known
as the Roman Catholic Church
: Ecclesia Catholica
Romana) or the Western Church
- Gr**** and Latin
roots, stems, and prefixes. These roots
are listed alphabetically
pages: Gr**** and Latin roots
from A to G Gr**** and Latin
- Pig Latin
(or, in Pig Latin
, "Igpay Atinlay") is a language
game or argot
in which English words
are altered, usually
a fabricated suffix
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