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LATIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Latin mean? 

LATIN (noun)
  The noun LATIN has 3 senses:

1. any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
2. an inhabitant of ancient Latium
3. a person who is a member of those peoples whose languages derived from Latin

  Familiarity information: LATIN used as a noun is uncommon.


LATIN (adjective)
  The adjective LATIN has 5 senses:

1. of or relating to the ancient Latins or the Latin language
2. having or resembling the psychology or temper characteristic of people of Latin America
3. relating to people or countries speaking Romance languages
4. relating to languages derived from Latin
5. of or relating to the ancient region of Latium

  Familiarity information: LATIN used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


LATIN (noun)


Sense 1Latin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any dialect of the language of ancient Rome

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Latin" is a kind of...):

Italic; Italic language (a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative)

Domain member category:

res gestae (things done)

P.M.; PM; post meridiem (between noon and midnight)

A.M.; ante meridiem (before noon)

de novo (from the beginning)

annum ((Latin) year)

nihil ((Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ))

hybrid; loan-blend; loanblend (a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., 'monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Latin"):

Old Latin (the oldest recorded Latin (dating back at early as the 6th century B.C.))

classical Latin (the language of educated people in ancient Rome)

Low Latin (any dialect of Latin other than the classical)

Biblical Latin; Late Latin (the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries)

Neo-Latin; New Latin (Latin since the Renaissance; used for scientific nomenclature)

Latinian language; Romance; Romance language (the group of languages derived from Latin)


Sense 2Latin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inhabitant of ancient Latium

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Latin" is a kind of...):

denizen; dweller; habitant; indweller; inhabitant (a person who inhabits a particular place)


Sense 3Latin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is a member of those peoples whose languages derived from Latin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Latin" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


LATIN (adjective)


Sense 1Latin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the ancient Latins or the Latin language

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Latin verb conjugations

Pertainym:

Latin (any dialect of the language of ancient Rome)


Sense 2Latin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or resembling the psychology or temper characteristic of people of Latin America

Context examples:

very Latin in temperament / a Latin disdain / his hot Latin blood

Similar:

emotional (of more than usual emotion)


Sense 3Latin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to people or countries speaking Romance languages

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Latin America

Pertainym:

Romance (relating to languages derived from Latin)


Sense 4Latin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to languages derived from Latin

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Romance; Latin

Context example:

Romance languages

Pertainym:

Romance (the group of languages derived from Latin)


Sense 5Latin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the ancient region of Latium

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Latin towns

Pertainym:

Latium (an ancient region of west central Italy (southeast of Rome) on the Tyrrhenian Sea)


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