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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  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. President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela:

    Never again a U.S. invasion in Latin America.

  2. Enrique Iglesias:

    I want to thank my fans for their support and love all these years, thank you Miami. Thank you Latin America. Thank you Mexico. Thank you world !

  3. Heinrich Heine:

    If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin they would never have found time to conquer the world.

  4. Mathias Rastorfer:

    The driving force behind this show, behind the art market in general is it’s been more global this year, we’ve seen collectors from Asia, Latin America, some from Russia.

  5. Billy Kyte:

    Historically there has been very unequal land distribution in Latin America which has caused conflict between local and foreign companies and communities, governments in Latin America are by no means taking this problem seriously. Impunity levels are also very high so perpetrators of crime get away with it.

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