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Latinnoun [U]

uk   /ˈlæt.ɪn/  us   /ˈlæt̬-/
the language used by ancient Romans and as the language of educated people in many European countries in the past

Latinadjective

uk   /ˈlæt.ɪn/  us   /ˈlæt̬-/
written in Latin: a Latin poem relating to (people or things in) countries that use a language that developed from Latin, such as French or Spanish: his Latin good looks
Translations of “Latin”
in Arabic اللُّغة اللاَّتينِيّة…
in Korean 라틴어…
in Malaysian bahasa Latin, bangsa Latin…
in French latin, Latin/-ine…
in Turkish Latince…
in Italian latino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拉丁語…
in Russian латынь…
in Polish Łacina…
in Vietnamese tiếng La tinh, người nói tiếng La tinh…
in Spanish latín, latino…
in Portuguese latim…
in Thai ภาษาละติน, ชาวละติน…
in German das Latein, der/die Romane/Romanin…
in Catalan llatí…
in Japanese ラテン語…
in Indonesian Latin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拉丁语…
(Definition of Latin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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