Meaning of Latin
Pronunciation: (lat'n), [key]
- an Italic language spoken in ancient Rome, fixed in the 2nd or 1st century b.c., and established as the official language of the Roman Empire. Abbr.: L
- one of the forms of literary Latin, as Medieval Latin, Late Latin, Biblical Latin, or Liturgical Latin, or of nonclassical Latin, as Vulgar Latin.
- a native or inhabitant of Latium; an ancient Roman.
- a member of any of the Latin peoples, or those speaking chiefly Romance languages, esp. a native of or émigré from Latin America.
- a member of the Latin Church; a Roman Catholic, as distinguished from a member of the Greek Church.
- denoting or pertaining to those peoples, as the Italians, French, Spanish, Portuguese, etc., using languages derived from Latin, esp. the peoples of Central and South America: a meeting of the Latin republics.
- of or pertaining to the Latin Church.
- of or pertaining to Latium, its inhabitants, or their language.
- of or pertaining to the Latin alphabet.
- latin (Thesaurus)