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Latins

(Encyclopedia) Latins, in ancient times, inhabitants of Latium, particularly of the great plain of Latium. The Latins established themselves in many small settlements. Gradually…

Latin Abbreviations

The Question: Can the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. be used interchangably? If not, why not? I have always used them to mean "as an example," or "for example…

Vulgar Latin

(Encyclopedia) Vulgar Latin, vernacular form of the Latin language spoken in ancient Rome and the Roman Empire, as distinguished from classical or literary Latin. Vulgar Latin,…

Latin Road

(Encyclopedia) Latin Road: see Roman roads .

Latin Way

(Encyclopedia) Latin Way: see Roman roads .

Latin language

(Encyclopedia) Latin language, member of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. Latin was first encountered in ancient times as the language of Latium, the…

Latin America

(Encyclopedia) Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West…

Latin literature

(Encyclopedia) Latin literature, the literature of ancient Rome and of that written in Latin in later eras. Very little remains of the ritualistic songs and the native poetry of…

Brewer's: Latin

The language spoken by the people of Latium, in Italy. The Latins are called aborigines of Italy. Alba Longa was head of the Latin League, and, as Rome was a colony of Alba Longa, it is…

Latin and Greek Word Elements

Latin Roots, Prefixes, and SuffixesGreek Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes English is a living language, and it is growing all the time. One way that new words come into the language is when…