Definition of Latin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlætɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlætn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the language of ancient Rome and the official language of its empire See related entries: Languages
  2. 2[countable] a person from countries where languages that have developed from Latin, such as Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or French, are spoken
  3. 3 [uncountable] music of a kind that came originally from Latin America, typically with strong dance rhythms
  4. Word Originfrom Latin Latinus ‘of Latium’, an ancient region of west central Italy settled during the earlier part of the 1st millennium BCE.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Latin