Low Latin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Low Latin any dialect of Latin other than the classical
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Low Latin etc. See under German Latin, etc.
    • Low 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
    • Low Latin the Latin of the middle age between 600 and 1500 A.D
    • Low Latin a term often applied loosely to the Latin spoken and written after the fall of the Roman Empire, as well as during the Middle Ages
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. lágr, Dut. laag, low; allied to A.S. licgan, to lie.

Usage

In literature:

The little Latin priest explored and admired everything exhaustively, talking cheerfully but in a low voice all the time.
"The Innocence of Father Brown" by G. K. Chesterton
There is no reason to suppose that English or French will ever be reduced to the low level of Modern Greek or of Mediaeval Latin.
"Cratylus" by Plato
When I had read this, the Carmelite spoke with me in Latin, and in a low voice.
"A Monk of Fife Being the chronicle written by Norman Leslie of Pitcullo, concerning marvellous deeds that befell in the realm of France, in the years of our redemption, MCCCCXXIX-XXXI. Now first done into English out of the French" by Andrew Lang
He had been taught to read in Latin; he had been trained to keep his eyes on the ground and to speak low.
"Notre-Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo
In vain had she dragged through all the lodging-houses in the Latin Quarter, in vain had she led a low, riotous life.
"Therese Raquin" by Emile Zola
The door of the room stood slightly open, and the low murmur of the Friar's voice reciting a prayer in Latin could be heard.
"Waysiders" by Seumas O'Kelly
In low Latin, Pogetum is colliculus.
"Notes & Queries, No. 25. Saturday, April 20, 1850" by Various
The History of the Low-Country War, or de bello Gallico, &c. 1650, folio, written in Latin by Famianus Strada.
"The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)" by Theophilus Cibber
A fluent and eloquent speaker in French and English, Edward was also conversant with Latin, and perhaps Low-Dutch.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Are you strong and courageous against those low-lived Gauls but fear us Latins?
"Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Cassius Dio
Thus will I lay low the legions of the Latins, as you now see this man lying prostrate.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
Of these there are sixteen Latin editions, forty-three French, five Italian, four Low Dutch, five Catalan, and one English.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
In the great cavernous place, with its choir beneath the dome, I heard low prayers in Latin.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
Do you know at least ze Low Latin?
"General Bramble" by André Maurois
L. L. Low or Late Latin.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)" by Various
L. L. Low or Late Latin.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)" by Various
L. L. Low or Late Latin.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)" by Various
L. L. Low or Late Latin.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
To-morrow thou shalt lay many Latins low in death.
"Stories from Virgil" by Alfred J. Church
I'm getting to low water mark in Latin and maths.
"Batting to Win" by Lester Chadwick
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In news:

General Motors said Wednesday that it will buy Ally Financial’s operations in Europe, China and Latin America as it tries to build a global finance unit to make low-interest car loans and boost sales.
General Motors said Wednesday that it will buy Ally Financial's operations in Europe, China and Latin America as it tries to build a global finance unit to make low-interest car loans and boost sales.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Wednesday that it will buy Ally Financial's operations in Europe, China and Latin America as it tries to build a global finance unit to make low-interest car loans and boost sales.
DETROIT—General Motors said Wednesday that it will buy Ally Financial's operations in Europe, China and Latin America as it tries to build a global finance unit to make low-interest car loans and boost sales.
The increasing coverage of 3G, 3.5G, and 4G networks and greater penetration of low-cost smart devices has significantly increased the revenue generation opportunities of mobile broadband service providers in Latin America.
His interests include music, technology usage in low-income communities, and public space, with an emphasis on Latin America, Africa, and the Arab world.
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In science:

This statement could likely be made more precise by modifying Cameron’s proof of the fol lowing result: The rows (viewed as permutations) of a randomly chosen latin square of order n generate either An or Sn with probability approaching 1 as n approaches infinity.
Searching for small simple automorphic loops
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