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LatinLat‧in1 /ˈlætɪn $ ˈlætn/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]SLL the language used in ancient Rome2 [countable]SAN someone from Latin America3 [countable] someone from a southern European country whose language developed from Latin, for example Spain, Portugal, or Italy
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LatinWilliam Stearn, author of Botanical Latin.At seventy-four, he published humorous verse in Latin.On 11 September 1962, Pope John broadcast to the world in Latin.To those few students of Latin who express a particular interest.They were sure Latin would make it harder.
LatinLatin2 adjective 🔊 🔊 1 SLLrelating to the Latin language 🔊 a Latin inscription2 SANSGfrom or relating to South America 🔊 Latin music3 from or relating to southern European countries whose languages developed from Latin, for example Spain, Portugal, or Italy
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LatinWalls are covered with grainy blow-ups of sleek-jawed Latin athletes.He was big on Latin culture.The Latin names of the gods are used.One of the properties comprised five thousand dunums of land owned by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem near Nablus.They gathered in the Latin Quarter in their thousands.
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