• WordNet 3.6
    • v latinize cause to adopt Catholicism
    • v Latinize translate into Latin
    • v Latinize write in the Latin alphabet "many shops in Japan now carry neon signs with Romanized names"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "umbrella" is derived from the Latin root word "umbra", which means shade or shadow
    • Latinize To bring under the power or influence of the Romans or Latins; to affect with the usages of the Latins, especially in speech. "Latinized races."
    • Latinize To come under the influence of the Romans, or of the Roman Catholic Church.
    • Latinize To give Latin terminations or forms to, as to foreign words, in writing Latin.
    • Latinize To make like the Roman Catholic Church or diffuse its ideas in; as, to Latinize the Church of England.
    • v. i Latinize To use words or phrases borrowed from the Latin.
    • Latinize to write in the latin alphabet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: "Romanji" is a system of writing Japanese using the Latin alphabet.
    • Latinize To translate into Latin.
    • Latinize To convert into Latin forms, as words; adapt to Latin spelling or inflection; intermix with Latin elements, as a style of writing.
    • Latinize To use words or phrases borrowed from the Latin.
    • Latinize Also spelled Latinise.
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  • Plutarch
    “They named it Ovation from the Latin ovis [A Sheep].”
  • Billie Burke
    Billie Burke
    “To survive there, you need the ambition of a Latin-American revolutionary, the ego of a grand opera tenor, and the physical stamina of a cow pony.”
  • Heinrich Heine
    “If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin they would never have found time to conquer the world.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “Status quo, you know, that is Latin for the mess we're in.”
  • Hilaire Belloc
    “Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone.”
  • Josh Billings
    “There is a significant Latin proverb; to wit: Who will guard the guards?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. latinizare,: cf. F. latiniser,


In literature:

Latin was still the most important study of all.
"The Soul of a Child" by Edwin Bjorkman
The Latin written in that era which professors still persist in calling the Great Age, hardly stimulated Des Esseintes.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
AFRA`NIUS, a Latin comic poet who flourished 100 B.C.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
It wasn't in Latin, because the young lady it was written to didn't understand Latin.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
The original is in Latin.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
And yet it must have been mine, for it seems that I pronounced a very good Latin text on the occasion.
"The Forty-Five Guardsmen" by Alexandre Dumas
Another Latin translation of Maimonides existed as early as the thirteenth century.
"Chapters on Jewish Literature" by Israel Abrahams
He was an Englishman by birth; skilled both in the Greek and Latin language, and in many branches of philosophy.
"The Life of Hugo Grotius" by Charles Butler
The Latin is found in the second book, ninth mandate.
"Primitive Christian Worship" by James Endell Tyler
Roman history to express the Latin Cliens.
"Plutarch's Lives Volume III." by Plutarch

In poetry:

"O, dear DR. OXYTONE, tell me the meaning
Of this terrible phrase, which I cannot make out;
And what is the Latin for "reaping" and "gleaning?"
Is "podagra" the Greek, or the Latin for "gout?"
"A Romance In Real (Academic) Life" by E W Bowling
"From that hour to this, dresses silken and satin
Seem to rustle around me, like wings in a dream;
And eyes of bright blue, as I lecture in Latin,
Fill my head with ideas quite remote from my theme.
"A Romance In Real (Academic) Life" by E W Bowling
I'll be a priest, if you want it so,
I'll work till I have enough to go
And study Latin to say the prayers
On the rosary our old priest wears.
I wished to be a sailor too,
But I will give myself to you.
"Sancta Maria, Succurre Miseris" by Amy Lowell
"You now object as if afraid;
These points are answer'd soon as made:
Ne'er let a word of Latin fly
While any Latin scholar's by;
But, when he's absent, 'mong the mopes
Let borrow'd Latin fly in tropes.
"Receipt To Make A Priest" by William Hutton
Lady Gertrude.
No, no, I want that one.
Its ghost walks up and down inside my head,
But won't stand long enough to show itself.
You must talk Latin to it—sing it away,
Or when I'm ill, 'twill haunt me.
"Within and Without: Part IV: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
The hours a working parent keeps
Mean less than Latin to them,
Wherefore they disappear in jeeps
Till three and four A.M.
Oh, to be with people you pour a cup for
Instead of people you have to wait up for!
"You Can Be A Republican, I'm A Genocrat" by Ogden Nash

In news:

He joined the company in 1986 and has served in various engineering, operations, managerial, and executive positions throughout North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.
For a Grammy-winning Latin-jazz artist raised in the shadow of LA, Poncho Sanchez is hardly a Hollywood type.
Recently, a close friend showed me a religious volume, called a missal, which contains the words said only in Latin by Roman Catholic priests in an earlier day.
Cha Rooster brings globe-trotting Latin cuisine & a disco dive vibe to SoBe.
Chasse Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio Dance Contest.
Pacta sunt servanda is Latin for promises must be kept.
(These biases run deep, extending well beyond can openers and scissors to language itself, where dexterous stems from the Latin for "right," and sinister from the word for "left.
Ecuador's refusal to turn Assange over to the British threatens more turmoil between the US and newly independent Latin America.
Latin America is entering the sixth year of its longest growth period in decades.
Label Summit Latin America kicked off this morning in Guadalajara , Mexico, with a high-energy welcome address by Roger Pellow, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series.
Pellow said that the opportunity for growth in both Mexico and Latin America as a whole is not just significant, but incredible.
The latest sign that Argentina is coming out of recession came from the Latin America Research Fund.
'Musica,' 'Elephant' play Europe-Latin America Forum: Co-production event adds industry heft at San Sebastian.
Helping Orphans in Latin America.

In science:

In the Bl algebra, we denote the integrable weights by Latin letters, keeping however the Greek ωi for the fundamental weights and ¯ρ - for the Weyl vector.
Boundary conditions in charge conjugate sl(N) WZW theories
Greek indices range from 0 to n and Latin from 1 to n; the summation convention is always used.
The inverse mean curvature flow in ARW spaces--transition from big crunch to big bang
We use Greek indices to indicate the four dimensional extended lepton flavor space, and Latin ones for the usual three dimensional flavor space.
Neutrino masses and R-parity violation
Conventions: Greek indices refer to the complete spacetime, Latin indices are reserved for two-dimensional quantities.
Strong cosmic censorship: the role of nearly extreme nonrotating black holes
We use the relativity conventions that greek indicies stand for spacetime components (t, x, y , z ), latin indicies for spatial components (x, y , z ) that repeated upper and lower indicies are summed over and that units are chosen so that the speed of light is equal to one.
Gauge invariance and the detection of gravitational radiation