(bible) Relating to any of the Latin vernacular translations of the Scriptures used especially in southern Gaul and northern Africa before being superseded by the Vulgate.
The Latin language before c. 75 b.c.
The Latin language in the period before the age of Classical Latin; that is, all Latin before 75 BC.
Old-latin Sentence Examples
Like Umbrian also, but unlike Latin and Oscan, it has degraded all the diphthongs into simple vowels (Volscian se parallel to Oscan svai; Volscian deue, Old Latin and Oscan deivai or deiuoi).
The black swan was thought remarkable when discovered, as belying an old Latin proverb.
They threatened at once the debris of the old Latin empire in Greece and the archipelago, and the relics of the Byzantine empire round Constantinople; they menaced the Hospitallers in Rhodes and the Lusignans in Cyprus.
Since this surplusage is in turn derived from the Septuagint, from which the old Latin version was translated, it thus follows that the difference between the Protestant and the Roman Catholic Old Testament is, roughly speaking, traceable to the difference between the Palestinian and the Alexandrian canons of the Old Testament.