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Latin US English

The language of ancient Rome and its empire, widely used historically as a language of scholarship and administration

dog Latin US English

A debased form of Latin

Low Latin US English

Medieval and later forms of Latin

neo-Latin US English

Another term for modern Latin.

New Latin US English

Another term for modern Latin.

Old Latin US English

Latin before about 100 bc

pig Latin US English

A made-up language formed from English by transferring the initial consonant or consonant cluster of each word to the end of the word and adding a vocalic syllable (usually ˈpiɡ ˌlatn: so chicken soup would be translated to ickenchay oupsay. Pig Latin is typically spoken playfully, as if to convey secrecy

Low Latin New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

medieval and later forms of Latin

New Latin New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Latin since the close of the Middle Ages

Anglo-Latin US English

The form of Latin used in medieval England

late Latin US English

Latin of about ad 200–600

Latin cross US English

A plain cross in which the vertical part below the horizontal is longer than the other three parts

Latin lover US English

A Latin male popularly characterized as having a romantic, passionate temperament and great sexual prowess

Latin cross New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

cross in which the lower vertical is the longest part

Latin America US English

The parts of the American continents where Spanish or Portuguese is the main national language (i.e., Mexico and, in effect, the whole of Central and South America including many of the Caribbean islands)

Latin Church US English

The Christian Church that originated in the Western Roman Empire, giving allegiance to the pope of Rome, and historically using Latin for the liturgy; the Roman Catholic Church as distinguished from Orthodox and Uniate Churches

Latin square US English

An arrangement of letters or symbols that each occur n times, in a square array of n2 compartments so that no letter appears twice in the same row or column

modern Latin US English

Latin as developed since 1500, used especially in scientific terminology

silver Latin US English

Literary Latin from the death of Augustus (ad 14) to the mid second century

vulgar Latin US English

Informal Latin of classical times

Latin America New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking parts of the American continent

silver Latin New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

literary Latin ad 14–mid second century

vulgar Latin New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

informal Latin of classical times

medieval Latin US English

Latin of about ad 600–1500

Latin American New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(no hyphen even when attributive)


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