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[luh-deen] /ləˈdin/
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 Unabridged
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  • I see where you're Ladin' me; but it won't do, Miss Kitty Lowry.

    Fardorougha, The Miser William Carleton
  • I'm sure I must have the honor an' glory of Ladin' on my arm one of the queen's maids of honor.

  • Himself akin to the Chilcots and Smiths, Ladin has inherited not a few traditions of these families.

    The Gypsy's Parson George Hall
  • Shuri”—Ladin shivered as he uttered the name—“was looked upon as a tshovihawni (witch) by our folks.

    The Gypsy's Parson George Hall
  • While the black trees shuddered outside in the tempest, Ladin next told a story I shall never forget.

    The Gypsy's Parson George Hall
  • The language generally spoken is the Ladin, a branch of the Romanic tongue.

British Dictionary definitions for Ladin


a Rhaetian dialect spoken in parts of South Tyrol Compare Friulian, Romansch
Word Origin
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
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