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1Latin

adjective Lat·in \ˈla-tən\

: based on, relating to, or written in Latin

: of or relating to the people of Central America and South America

: of or relating to the people of European countries (such as Spain and Italy) in which languages that come from Latin are spoken

Full Definition of LATIN

1
a :  of, relating to, or composed in Latin
b :  romance
2
:  of or relating to Latium or the Latins
3
:  of or relating to the part of the Catholic Church that until recently used a Latin rite and forms the patriarchate of the pope
4
:  of or relating to the peoples or countries using Romance languages; specifically :  of or relating to the peoples or countries of Latin America

Origin of LATIN

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin Latinus, from Latium, ancient country of Italy
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym

2Latin

noun

: the language of ancient Rome

: a person born or living in Latin America or in a country (such as Spain or Italy) where a language that comes from Latin is spoken

Full Definition of LATIN

1
:  the Italic language of ancient Latium and of Rome and until modern times the dominant language of school, church, and state in western Europe — see indo-european languages table
2
:  a member of the people of ancient Latium
3
:  a Catholic of the Latin rite
4
:  a member of one of the Latin peoples; specifically :  a native or inhabitant of Latin America

First Known Use of LATIN

before 12th century

Rhymes with LATIN

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