- a mode of expression derived from or imitative of Latin.
Origin of Latinism
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To compel, literally means to drive together; as a herd (a Latinism and rare).Orthography
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After the Tuscan mariners transformed; a Latinism, meaning, after the transformation of the Tuscan mariners.
The expression is a Latinism, the gown standing for the toga.
Only in Africa did “Latinism” fail to take root permanently.
There were authors who laboriously tried to Literary dangers of Latinism.
- a word, idiom, or phrase borrowed from Latin
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