sermo plebeius

noun sermo ple·be·ius

Definition of sermo plebeius

  1. :  Vulgar Latin spoken by the common people —distinguished from sermo cotidianus

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Origin and Etymology of sermo plebeius

Medieval Latin, from Latin, speech of the lower classes


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