Latinisation (literature)

Latinisation (literature)

In literature, Latinisation is the practice of writing a name in a Latin style when writing in Latin so as to more closely emulate Latin authors, or to present a more impressive image. It is done by transforming a non-Latin name into Latin sounds (e.g. Geber for Jabir), by translating a name with a specific meaning into Latin (e.g. Venator for Cacciatore), or choosing a new name based on some attribute of the person (for example Noviomagus for Daniel Santbech, possibly from the Latin name for the town of Nijmegen).

ee also

*List of Latinised names


* cite journal
quotes =
last = Nicolson
first = Dan H.
year = 1974
month = August
title = Orthography of Names and Epithets: Latinization of Personal Names
journal = Taxon
volume = 23
issue = 4
pages = 549–561
doi = 10.2307/1218779

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