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Latin

noun [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

Latin

adjective 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 Korean 라틴어…
in Arabic اللُّغة اللاَّتينِيّة…
in French latin, Latin/-ine…
in Turkish Latince…
in Italian latino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拉丁語…
in Russian латынь…
in Polish Łacina…
in Spanish latín, latino…
in Portuguese latim…
in German das Latein, der/die Romane/Romanin…
in Catalan llatí…
in Japanese ラテン語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拉丁语…
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