Definition of modern Latin in English:

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modern Latin


Latin as developed since 1500, used especially in scientific terminology.
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  • This was a usage adapted from Galileo's Italian word telescopi, which he seems to have first used in 1611; two years later, Kepler employed the modern Latin telescopium.

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Syllabification: mod·ern Lat·in

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