What does Latin mean?

Definitions for Latin
ˈlæt nLatin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Latinnoun

    any dialect of the language of ancient Rome

  2. Latinnoun

    an inhabitant of ancient Latium

  3. Latinadjective

    a person who is a member of those peoples whose languages derived from Latin

  4. Latinadjective

    of or relating to the ancient Latins or the Latin language

    "Latin verb conjugations"

  5. Latinadjective

    relating to people or countries speaking Romance languages

    "Latin America"

  6. Romance, Latinadjective

    relating to languages derived from Latin

    "Romance languages"

  7. Latinadjective

    of or relating to the ancient region of Latium

    "Latin towns"

Wiktionary

  1. Latinnoun

    A person native to ancient Rome or its Empire.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

  2. Latinnoun

    A person from one of the modern European countries (including France, Spain etc.) whose language is descended from Latin.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

  3. Latinnoun

    A person from Latin America.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

  4. Latinnoun

    A person adhering to Roman Catholic practice.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

  5. Latinadjective

    Of or relating to the language spoken in ancient Rome.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

  6. Latinadjective

    Of or relating to the script of the language spoken in ancient Rome and many modern alphabets.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

  7. Latinadjective

    Of or relating to ancient Rome or its Empire.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

  8. Latinadjective

    Of or relating to Latium (modern Lazio), the region around Rome.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

  9. Latinadjective

    Of or relating to the customs and people descended from the ancient Romans and their Empire.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

  10. Latinadjective

    Of or from Latin America or of Latin American culture.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

  11. Latinadjective

    Roman Catholic; of or pertaining to the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

  12. Latinnoun

    The language of the ancient Romans and of the Roman Catholic church, especially Classical Latin.

    Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Latinadjective

    of or pertaining to Latium, or to the Latins, a people of Latium; Roman; as, the Latin language

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. Latinus belonging to Latium, Latin, fr. Latium a country of Italy, in which Rome was situated. Cf. Ladin, Lateen sail, under Lateen.]

  2. Latinadjective

    of, pertaining to, or composed in, the language used by the Romans or Latins; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin composition or idiom

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. Latinus belonging to Latium, Latin, fr. Latium a country of Italy, in which Rome was situated. Cf. Ladin, Lateen sail, under Lateen.]

  3. Latinnoun

    a native or inhabitant of Latium; a Roman

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. Latinus belonging to Latium, Latin, fr. Latium a country of Italy, in which Rome was situated. Cf. Ladin, Lateen sail, under Lateen.]

  4. Latinnoun

    the language of the ancient Romans

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. Latinus belonging to Latium, Latin, fr. Latium a country of Italy, in which Rome was situated. Cf. Ladin, Lateen sail, under Lateen.]

  5. Latinnoun

    an exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into Latin

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. Latinus belonging to Latium, Latin, fr. Latium a country of Italy, in which Rome was situated. Cf. Ladin, Lateen sail, under Lateen.]

  6. Latinnoun

    a member of the Roman Catholic Church

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. Latinus belonging to Latium, Latin, fr. Latium a country of Italy, in which Rome was situated. Cf. Ladin, Lateen sail, under Lateen.]

  7. Latinverb

    to write or speak in Latin; to turn or render into Latin

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. Latinus belonging to Latium, Latin, fr. Latium a country of Italy, in which Rome was situated. Cf. Ladin, Lateen sail, under Lateen.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Latin

    lat′in, adj. pertaining to ancient Latium (esp. Rome) or its inhabitants, also to all races claiming affinity with the Latins by language, race, or civilisation: written or spoken in Latin.—n. an inhabitant of ancient Latium: a member of a modern race ethnically or linguistically related to the ancient Romans or Italians: the language of ancient Rome—the foundation of the modern Romance tongues: a member of the Latin or Roman Catholic Church.—adj. Lā′tian.—n. Lat′iner, one who knows Latin: (obs.) an interpreter.—v.t. Lat′inīse, to give Latin forms to: to render into Latin.—ns. Lat′inism, a Latin idiom; Lat′inist, one skilled in Latin; Latin′ity, the Latin tongue, style, or idiom.—Latin Church, the Western Church as distinguished from the Greek or Oriental Church, so named as having employed Latin as its official language: the Roman Catholic Church; Latin Empire, that portion of the Byzantine Empire seized in 1204 by the Crusaders, and overthrown by the Greeks in 1261; Latin kingdom, the Christian kingdom of Jerusalem ruled by French or Latin kings, and lasting from 1099 to 1187.—Classical Latin, the Latin of the writers who flourished from about 75 B.C. to 200 A.D.; Dog Latin, barbarous Latin; Late Latin, the Latin written by authors between 200 and (circ.) 600 A.D.; Middle, Medieval, or Low Latin, the Latin of the middle age between 600 and 1500 A.D.; New, Modern, Latin, Latin as written between 1500 and the present time, mostly used as a scientific medium; Thieves' Latin, thieves' cant. [L. Latinus, belonging to Latium, the district round Rome.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Latin' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4074

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Latin' in Adjectives Frequency: #560

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Latin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Latin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Latin in a Sentence

  1. Cynthia Arnson:

    Things are not going to change overnight, but (the Macri) administration is one that has articulated foreign policy and economic principles that are much more in line with the U.S. government, there is a sense that Argentina has removed itself dramatically from a sympathy with (the) populist left in Latin American to more of the center-right, and that is obviously a change that the United States wants to encourage and be helpful in its success.

  2. Geert Wilders:

    There is no future any more (for the EU). There is a future for cooperation like we see in Asia, like we see in Latin America, where there are also bodies where people cooperate economically but not politically any more.

  3. Cynthia Arnson:

    Macri got away from himself when commenting on the sentiment of the region, there is a deep concern about the situation in Venezuela and there is a deep dialogue about what to do, but there is also nobody calling for that tough of a line. That was an exaggeration by Macri because generally Latin America is opposed to any U.S. unilateral action.

  4. John Kingasked Harris:

    Im hearing people in the state of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina -- wherever you want to, name the state. Wisconsin, Michigan, Ive been to those places too, what they want to know is that people who want to be the leaders of Latin America are actually seeing them and thinking about the issues that keep them up at night.

  5. Aurelio Caldas:

    This is 200 years of work of a scientific institution, the most important one in Latin America. Everything is finished. Our work, our life was all in there.

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