Neo-Latin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Neo-Latin Latin since the Renaissance; used for scientific nomenclature
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Neo-Latin Applied to the Romance languages, as being mostly of Latin origin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Neo-Latin nē-ō-lat′in Latin as written by modern writers: new Latin, as in the Romance languages sprung from the Latin.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Neo-, + Latin,

Usage

In literature:

In Latin he wrote a profound commentary on Porphyry, the Neo-Platonic mystic.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
They present the natural material of neo-pagan Latin verse without its imitative form.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
Meanwhile neo-Latin comedy had had a beginning and was largely stimulated by the discovery, in 1427, of twelve hitherto unknown comedies of Plautus.
"Tragedy" by Ashley H. Thorndike
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In news:

Yerba Buena add urban hip-hop and funk styles as well as native African and island flavors to its neo-Latin core.
The Rhythm Lab features not just one type of music, but rather showcases the entire rhythm diaspora: soul, neo-soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, nu jazz, world beat, go-go, latin, broken beat, and reggae.
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