Latin Definition

lătn
noun
The Italic language of ancient Latium and ancient Rome.
Webster's New World
The Latin language and literature from the end of the third century bc to the end of the second century ad .
American Heritage
A person whose language is derived from Latin, as a Spaniard, Italian, or Latin American.
Webster's New World
A person born or living in ancient Latium or ancient Rome.
Webster's New World
A Latino or Latina.
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pronoun

The language of the ancient Romans, other Latins and of the Roman Catholic church, especially Classical Latin.

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adjective
Of ancient Latium or its people.
Webster's New World
Of ancient Rome or its people.
Webster's New World
Of or in the language of ancient Latium and ancient Rome.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to Latin Americans.
Webster's New World
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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other
(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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Other Word Forms of Latin

Noun

Singular:
Latin
Plural:
latins

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

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