- a Rhaeto-Romanic dialect of the southern Tyrol.
- a dialect of Romansh spoken in the Inn River valley of Grisons canton, Switzerland.
- a person who speaks Ladin.
Origin of Ladin
1875–80; < Romansh < Latin Latīnus Latin
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Examples from the Web for ladin
Most thrilling was the reunion with Ladin and Iman, the youngest of the siblings left behind.The Bin Ladens' Family Struggle
May 3, 2011
I see where you're ladin' me; but it won't do, Miss Kitty Lowry.Fardorougha, The Miser
I'm sure I must have the honor an' glory of ladin' on my arm one of the queen's maids of honor.
Shuri”—Ladin shivered as he uttered the name—“was looked upon as a tshovihawni (witch) by our folks.
While the black trees shuddered outside in the tempest, Ladin next told a story I shall never forget.
Himself akin to the Chilcots and Smiths, Ladin has inherited not a few traditions of these families.
C19: from Italian ladino, from Latin latīnus Latin
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Word Origin and History for ladin
Rhaeto-Romanic dialect spoken in Switzerland and Tyrol, 1873, from Latin Latinus "Latin."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper