Latin meaning

lăt'n
Latin is the language of ancient Rome and is a language widely used in religion and scholarly works, or a person whose native language originates from Latin.

A language spoken by Cicero and Caesar is an example of Latin.

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The definition of Latin is something related to the language of ancient Rome, or someone or something associated with Latin America, its music or its language.

Biblical verse written in the language of Ancient Rome is an example of Latin verse.

Salsa music is an example of music that would be described as Latin music.

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A native or resident of ancient Latium.
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Of, relating to, or composed in Latin.

A Latin scholar; Latin verse.

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Of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
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A person from one of the modern European countries (including France, Spain etc.) whose language is descended from Latin.
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Of or relating to the languages that developed from Latin, such as Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, or to the peoples that speak them.
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A person from Latin America.
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(Christianity) A person adhering to Roman Catholic practice.
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A person native to the ancient region of Latium.
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Of ancient Latium or its people.
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Of ancient Rome or its people.
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Of or in the language of ancient Latium and ancient Rome.
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Of the Roman Catholic Church, esp. as distinguished from the Eastern Church.
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A person born or living in ancient Latium or ancient Rome.
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The Italic language of ancient Latium and ancient Rome.
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A person whose language is derived from Latin, as a Spaniard, Italian, or Latin American.
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A Roman Catholic.
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Alternative capitalization of Latin.
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Of or relating to the language spoken in ancient Rome and other cities of Latium.
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Of or relating to the script of the language spoken in ancient Rome and many modern alphabets.
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Of or relating to ancient Rome or its Empire.
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Of or relating to Latium (modern Lazio), the region around Rome.
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Of or relating to the customs and people descended from the ancient Romans and their Empire.
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Of or from Latin America or of Latin American culture.
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(Christianity) Roman Catholic; of or pertaining to the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.
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The language of the ancient Romans, other Latins and of the Roman Catholic church, especially Classical Latin.
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(varieties of Latin) Latin; Classical Latin, Ecclesiastical Latin, Late Latin, Low Latin, Medieval Latin, New Latin, Old Latin, Recent Latin, Renaissance Latin, Romance languages, Vulgar Latin.
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A person native to ancient Rome or its Empire.
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Origin of latin

  • Middle English from Old French and from Old English lǣden both from Latin Latīnus from Latium , an ancient country of west-central Italy
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin latÄ«nus, from Latium (“the region around Rome") + -Ä«nus (“adjective suffix").
    From Wiktionary