Latinism

noun
Lat·​in·​ism | \ ˈla-tə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Latinism (audio) \

Definition of Latinism

1a : a characteristic feature of Latin occurring in another language
b : a word or phrase derived from Latin
2 : Latin quality or character

First Known Use of Latinism

circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Latinism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Latinism. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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