Definitions for Latin
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Latin.
any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
an inhabitant of ancient Latium
a person who is a member of those peoples whose languages derived from Latin
of or relating to the ancient Latins or the Latin language
"Latin verb conjugations"
relating to people or countries speaking Romance languages
relating to languages derived from Latin
of or relating to the ancient region of Latium
A person native to ancient Rome or its Empire.
A person from one of the modern European countries (including France, Spain etc.) whose language is descended from Latin.
A person from Latin America.
A person adhering to Roman Catholic practice.
Of or relating to the language spoken in ancient Rome.
Of or relating to the script of the language spoken in ancient Rome and many modern alphabets.
Of or relating to ancient Rome or its Empire.
Of or relating to Latium (modern Lazio), the region around Rome.
Of or relating to the customs and people descended from the ancient Romans and their Empire.
Of or from Latin America or of Latin American culture.
Roman Catholic; of or pertaining to the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.
The language of the ancient Romans and of the Roman Catholic church, especially Classical Latin.
Etymology: From latinus, from Latium + -inus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Written or spoken in the language of the old Romans.
Etymology: Latinus .
Augustus himself could not make a new Latin word. John Locke.
An exercise practised by school-boys, who turn English into Latin.
In learning farther his syntaxis, he shall not use the common order in schools for making of Latins. Roger Ascham.
LATIN (always referenced in upper case) was a cooperation scheme among 13 newspapers in Latin America which was organized by Reuters and lasted from 1970 until 1981. It was not a news agency per se, but rather a permanent exchange mechanism. In 1975, The New York Times revealed that LATIN was used by the CIA to in covert operations of counterinformation and influencing public opinion in Latin America.Today, similar schemes are carried through the Periódicos Asociados Latinoamericanos and Grupo de Diarios América.
Latin is a classical language that originated in the area around Rome, Italy, known as Latium. It was the language of the ancient Romans and the ancestor of the modern Romance languages such as Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian. Latin is primarily used in academia, particularly in the fields of science, law, religion, philosophy and historical studies. It is also the official language of the Vatican City. Despite being considered a "dead language" due to its minimal use in everyday conversation, Latin continues to be taught in schools and universities around the globe.
of or pertaining to Latium, or to the Latins, a people of Latium; Roman; as, the Latin language
of, pertaining to, or composed in, the language used by the Romans or Latins; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin composition or idiom
a native or inhabitant of Latium; a Roman
the language of the ancient Romans
an exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into Latin
a member of the Roman Catholic Church
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
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Latin is ranked #35246 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Latin surname appeared 639 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Latin.
44.4% or 284 total occurrences were Black.
37% or 237 total occurrences were White.
15.3% or 98 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.5% or 10 total occurrences were Asian.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Latin' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4074
Rank popularity for the word 'Latin' in Adjectives Frequency: #560
The numerical value of Latin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Latin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
), about 40 Latin Facebook groups around the world - and the pope's Twitter account in Latin is followed by nearly a million people, not bad for a dead language.
I coined the word-frienimicus- using the latin I learned in catholic high school at the same time when I coined the word- reggae from the word streggae. I knew from an early age that languages in latin and greek were used by the ancients and now forms the roots of many english words. it has helped my icabulary and word power immensely. this means when a friend becomes an enemy as when an enemy becomes a friend. I learned latin and greek at an early age, mostly self taught.
When Latin America embraces economic reforms, Latin America succeeds and so does the United States.
One attraction of Latin is that you can immerse yourself in the poems of Horace and Catullus without fretting over how to say, Have a nice day.
We have to be partners of Latin America. There's lots of opportunities, amazing talent, we also have a cloud region in Brazil and will be expanding to more countries for sure in Latin America.
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