A language which is no longer in everyday spoken use, such as Latin.
- The other part of Jonathon understood the language that Minoie was speaking: a dead language of antiquity which was remembered only in the ceremonial prayers of the Rentaio.
- To memorize ancient chants and spells is not so very different from learning the dead languages of Latin and Greek.
- The film is shot entirely in the dead languages of Aramaic and Latin, the two that would have been spoken around the time of Jesus' life in Jerusalem.
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