What does latinism mean?

Definitions for latinism
ˈlæt nˌɪz əmla·tin·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Latinismnoun

    a word or phrase borrowed from Latin


  1. Latinismnoun

    Any word borrowed from Latin, or suggestive of Latin

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Latinism

    A Latin idiom; a mode of speech peculiar to the Latin.

    Etymology: Latinisme, French; latinismus, low Latin.

    John Milton has made use of frequent transpositions, Latinisms, antiquated words and phrases, that he might the better deviate from vulgar and ordinary expressions. Joseph Addison, Rem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Latinismnoun

    a Latin idiom; a mode of speech peculiar to Latin; also, a mode of speech in another language, as English, formed on a Latin model

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. latinisme.]


  1. Latinism

    A Latinism is an idiom, structure, or word derived from or suggestive of the Latin language. For Latinistic words in English, see Latin influence in English. It can also be used to mean a word borrowed into another language from Latin, especially one deemed overly pretentious.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of latinism in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of latinism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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