Late Latin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Late Latin the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Late Latin terms used indifferently to designate the latest stages of the Latin language; low Latin (and, perhaps, late Latin also), including the barbarous coinages from the French, German, and other languages into a Latin form made after the Latin had become a dead language for the people.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Late Latin the Latin written by authors between 200 and (circ.) 600 A.D
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. Latinus, belonging to Latium, the district round Rome.

Usage

In literature:

It had but lately been admitted to the common faith: it still languished as strange to Latin as to religion.
"The Danish History, Books I-IX" by Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
The old Latin tutor put a modest blue stone at the head of his late companion, with her name and age and Eheu!
"The Professor at the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
Perhaps I could have fingered more pistoles than Mr. Newell, the late Latiner, and had better usage and pension of the Spaniards than he.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
I used to take it for my late wife when she was trying to learn Latin.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 12, June 18, 1870" by Various
He also repeated to me a Latin ode he had composed in one of the western islands, from which he had lately returned.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
Cairns returned to the University in the late autumn of 1837, enrolling himself in the classes of Latin, Greek, and Logic.
"Principal Cairns" by John Cairns
In March, 1872, the late Mr. A.A. Vansittart, of Trinity College, Cambridge, translated the poem into Latin elegiacs.
"The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll" by Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
The bright child began to read Latin at six, but was necessarily kept up late for the recitation.
"Lives of Girls Who Became Famous" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
We are a people born late in the history of the race, and our blood is mingled of the Norseman's, the Celt's, and the Latin's.
"Study of Child Life" by Marion Foster Washburne
Late Latin slang for hirsuta, and always used of nasty places or nasty people; it shall not stay.
"Proserpina, Volume 2" by John Ruskin
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In news:

Born in Cambridge, MA, daughter of the late Patrick F and Katherine L (Connarton) Murphy, she attended St Mary's Grammar School and Cambridge Latin School.
CÁDIZ, SPAIN — Starting in the late 1990s, Spanish companies began a drive into Latin America that resulted in their takeover of some of the region's most prized assets.
Cactus Bistro, a Latin American bistro by John Memering, formerly chef of Kalapawai Cafe, originally slated to open late 2011, is on track to open at the end of March/April.
Two Latin American men, presumably behind-the-scenes technicians, are sitting next to the unspooling reels having lunch on this sunny Thursday afternoon in late September.
From a late Latin name which was derived from the word, serenus, it was featured in Edmund Spenser's 1590 poem, "The Faerie Queene".
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In science:

But in the late mid ages, some manuscripts were translated again. A man no far from my homeland, in the Ebro river in Spain, took over a Arabic book to be versed into Latin.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
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