Latin NOUN 1) the language of ancient Rome and its empire. 2) a person from a country whose language developed from Latin, e.g. a Latin American.
ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the Latin language. 2) relating to countries using languages that developed from Latin, especially Latin America. 3) relating to the Western or Roman Catholic Church.
DERIVATIVES Latinism noun Latinist noun Latinity noun.
ORIGIN from Latin Latinus 'of Latium' (an ancient region in central Italy).

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  • Latinity — La*tin i*ty, n. [L. latinitas: cf. F. latinit[ e].] The Latin tongue, style, or idiom, or the use thereof; specifically, purity of Latin style or idiom. His ele?ant Latinity. Motley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Latinity — [la tin′i tē] n. [L latinitas] 1. the use or knowledge of Latin 2. a way of speaking or writing Latin …   English World dictionary

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  • Latinity — /leuh tin i tee/, n. 1. knowledge or use of the Latin language: He bemoaned the lack of Latinity among today s scholars. 2. Latin style or idiom. [1610 20; < L latinitas Latin style. See LATIN, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • latinity — noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1540 1. a manner of speaking or writing Latin 2. Latinism 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Latinity — noun a) Latin character b) Latin literature considered as a whole …   Wiktionary

  • Latinity — n. mastery or knowledge of the Latin language; Latin style …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Latinity — La•tin•i•ty [[t]ləˈtɪn ɪ ti[/t]] n. 1) knowledge or use of the Latin language 2) ling. Latin style or idiom • Etymology: 1610–20; < L …   From formal English to slang

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