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latin Idioms & Phrases


biblical latin

  • noun the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries
    Biblical Latin.
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classical latin

  • noun the language of educated people in ancient Rome
    • Latin is a language as dead as dead can be. It killed the ancient Romans--and now it's killing me
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Dog Latin, barbarous Latin

  • ; a jargon in imitation of Latin; as, the log Latin of schoolboys.
Webster 1913

economic commission for latin america

  • noun the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with economic development in Latin America
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late latin

  • noun the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries
    Biblical Latin.
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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.
Webster 1913

latin alphabet

  • noun the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
    Roman alphabet.
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latin america

  • noun the parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
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latin american

  • noun a native of Latin America
    Latino.
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Latin Church

  • (Eccl. Hist.), the Western or Roman Catholic Church, as distinct from the Greek or Eastern Church.
Webster 1913

Latin cross

  • noun a cross with the lowest arm being longer than the others
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  • . See Illust. 1 of Cross.
Webster 1913

latin quarter

  • noun the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life
    Left Bank.
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Latin races

  • a designation sometimes loosely given to certain nations, esp. the French, Spanish, and Italians, who speak languages principally derived from Latin.
Webster 1913

latin square

  • noun a square matrix of n rows and columns; cells contain n different symbols so arranged that no symbol occurs more than once in any row or column
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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.
Webster 1913

latin-american

  • adjective of or relating to the countries of Latin America or their people
    • Latin-American countries
    • Latin-American music
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Law Latin

  • that kind of late, or low, Latin, used in statutes and legal instruments; often barbarous.
Webster 1913

low latin

  • noun any dialect of Latin other than the classical
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medieval latin

  • noun Latin used for liturgical purposes during the Middle Ages
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neo-latin

  • noun Latin since the Renaissance; used for scientific nomenclature
    Neo-Latin.
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Ne`o-Lat"in adjective
Etymology
Neo- + Latin.
Definitions
  1. Applied to the Romance languages, as being mostly of Latin origin.
Webster 1913

new latin

  • noun Latin since the Renaissance; used for scientific nomenclature
    Neo-Latin.
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nov-latin

  • noun an artificial language based on Latin
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old latin

  • noun the oldest recorded Latin (dating back at early as the 6th century B.C.)
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vulgar latin

  • noun nonclassical Latin dialects spoken in the Roman Empire; source of Romance languages
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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