Hisperic

adjective
His·​per·​ic | \ (ˈ)hi¦sperik \

Definition of Hisperic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: belonging to or constituting a style of Latin writing that probably originated in Ireland in the 6th century and that is characterized by extreme obscurity intentionally produced by periphrasis, coinage of new words, and very liberal use of loanwords to express quite ordinary meanings

Hisperic

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of Hisperic (Entry 2 of 2)

: Hisperic Latin

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History and Etymology for Hisperic

Adjective

from Hisperica famina, 6th century Latin work written in Ireland in the Hisperic style

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“Hisperic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hisperic. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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