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Pronunciation:  'latn

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WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
  2. [adj]  having or resembling the psychology or temper characteristic of people of Latin America; "very Latin in temperament"; "a Latin disdain"; "his hot Latin blood"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to the ancient Latins or the Latin language; "Latin verb conjugations"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to the ancient region of Latium; "Latin towns"
  5. [adj]  relating to languages derived from Latin; "Romance languages"
  6. [adj]  relating to people or countries speaking Romance languages; "Latin America"
 
 Synonyms: emotional, Romance
 
 See Also: Biblical Latin, classical Latin, Italic, Italic language, Late Latin, Latin, Latinian language, Low Latin, Neo-Latin, New Latin, Old Latin, Romance, Romance language

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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 Latin language.
    
    2. Of, pertaining to, or composed in, the language used by
       the Romans or Latins; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin
       composition or idiom.
    
    {Latin Church} (Eccl. Hist.), the Western or Roman Catholic
       Church, as distinct from the Greek or Eastern Church.
    
    {Latin cross}. See Illust. 1 of {Cross}.
    
    {Latin races}, a designation sometimes loosely given to
       certain nations, esp. the French, Spanish, and Italians,
       who speak languages principally derived from Latin.
    
    {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.
    
    
  2. \Lat"in\, n.
    1. A native or inhabitant of Latium; a Roman.
    
    2. The language of the ancient Romans.
    
    3. An exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into
       Latin. [Obs.] --Ascham.
    
    4. (Eccl.) A member of the Roman Catholic Church.
    
    {Dog Latin}, barbarous Latin; a jargon in imitation of Latin;
       as, the log Latin of schoolboys.
    
    {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.
    
    {Law Latin}, that kind of late, or low, Latin, used in
       statutes and legal instruments; -- often barbarous.
    
    
  3. \Lat"in\, v. t.
    To write or speak in Latin; to turn or render into Latin.
    [Obs.] --Fuller.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are studying Latin means that you will rise to a position of prominence and distinction.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

the vernacular language of the ancient Romans (John 19:20).

 

 

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