Meaning of LATIN in English

LATIN

/ ˈlætɪn; NAmE ˈlætn/ noun , adjective

■ noun

1.

[ U ] the language of ancient Rome and the official language of its empire

2.

[ C ] a person from countries where languages that have developed from Latin, such as Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or French, are spoken

3.

[ U ] music of a kind that came originally from Latin America, typically with strong dance rhythms

■ adjective

1.

of or in the Latin language :

Latin poetry

2.

connected with or typical of the countries or peoples using languages developed from Latin, such as Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or French :

a Latin temperament

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WORD ORIGIN

from Latin Latinus of Latium, an ancient region of west central Italy settled during the earlier part of the 1st millennium.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.