Latin
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin Latinus, from Latium, ancient country of Italy Date: before 12th century 1. a. of, relating to, or composed in Latin b. romance 2. of or relating to Latium or the Latins 3. of or relating to the part of the Catholic Church that until recently used a Latin rite and forms the patriarchate of the pope 4. of or relating to the peoples or countries using Romance languages; specifically of or relating to the peoples or countries of Latin America II. noun Date: before 12th century 1. the Italic language of ancient Latium and of Rome and until modern times the dominant language of school, church, and state in western Europe — see Indo-European languages table 2. a member of the people of ancient Latium 3. a Catholic of the Latin rite 4. a member of one of the Latin peoples; specifically a native or inhabitant of Latin America 5. Latin alphabet

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