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proper noun 
  1. (uncountable) The language of the ancient Romans; classical Latin.
  2. A person native to ancient Rome or its Empire.
  3. A person who is descended from the ancient Romans.
  4. A person whose native tongue is one descended from Latin, such as a Spaniard or Italian.
(Latin variations) adjective 
  1. Of or relating to Latium (modern Lazio), the region around Rome.
  2. Of or relating to the language spoken in ancient Rome.
  3. Of or relating to the script of the language spoken in ancient Rome and many modern alphabets.
  4. Of or relating to ancient Rome or its Empire.
  5. Of or relating to the customs and people descended from the ancient Romans and their Empire.
  6. Of or from Latin America or of Latin American culture.
Etymology: From latinus, from Latium, the region around Rome, possibly from latus, side, + adjective suffix -inus.


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