Lat·​in·​ist ˈla-tə-nist How to pronounce Latinist (audio)
: a specialist in the Latin language or Roman culture

Examples of Latinist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reginald Foster, a former plumber’s apprentice from Wisconsin who, in four decades as an official Latinist of the Vatican, dreamed in Latin, cursed in Latin, banked in Latin and ultimately tweeted in Latin, died on Christmas Day at a nursing home in Milwaukee. Margalit Fox, New York Times, 27 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Latinist was in the 15th century

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“Latinist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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