Latin

n. & adj.
—n.
1 the Italic language of ancient Rome and its empire, originating in Latium.
2 Rom.Hist. an inhabitant of ancient Latium in Central Italy.
—adj.
1 of or in Latin.
2 of the countries or peoples (e.g. France and Spain) using languages developed from Latin.
3 Rom.Hist. of or relating to ancient Latium or its inhabitants.
4 of the Roman Catholic Church.
Phrases and idioms:
Latin America the parts of Central and S. America where Spanish or Portuguese is the main language. Latin American n. a native of Latin America.
—adj. of or relating to Latin America. Latin Church the Western Church.
Derivatives:
Latinism n. Latinist n.
Etymology: ME f. OF Latin or L Latinus f. Latium

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  • Latin — Lat in, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Latium; a Roman. [1913 Webster] 2. The language of the ancient Romans. [1913 Webster] 3. An exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into Latin. [Obs.] Ascham. [1913 Webster] 4. (Eccl.) A member… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Latin — Lat in, v. t. To write or speak in Latin; to turn or render into Latin. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Latin — (engl. „Latein“) steht für: Lateinamerikanische Musik und deren Tänze und Rezeption in moderner Musik wie Pop, Jazz, Rock Lateinamerikanische Tänze beim Gesellschafts und Turniertanz Zeichensätze, die auf dem lateinischen Schriftsystem aufgebaut… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Latin — Infobox Language name=Latin nativename= la. Lingua Latina pronunciation=/laˈtiːna/ states=Vatican City speakers= Native: none Second Language Fluent: estimated at 5,000Fact|date=April 2007 Second Language Literate: estimated 25,000Fact|date=April …   Wikipedia

  • LATIN — INE. adj. Il ne se met point ici comme nom de peuple, ni de pays ; mais il a différents usages dans notre langue. La langue latine, La langue des anciens Romains. Un discours latin, une harangue latine, Un discours, une harangue en langue latine …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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