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Latinity

[luh-tin-i-tee]
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noun
  1. knowledge or use of the Latin language: He bemoaned the lack of Latinity among today's scholars.
  2. Latin style or idiom.
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Origin of Latinity

First recorded in 1610–20, Latinity is from the Latin word latīnitās Latin style. See Latin, -ity
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Examples from the Web for latinity

Historical Examples

  • They generally lose their point when they lose their Latinity.

    The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

    E. Rameur

  • Its Latinity is good, and might belong to the classical period.

  • "Late seventeenth century Latinity," commented Average Jones.

    Average Jones

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • He had dared to differ with Fraser, a hot pedant, on some piece of Latinity.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society

    Grace & Philip Wharton

  • "More abundant in vocabulary than elegant in Latinity," was their comment, a fault they considered marking all French Latin.

    Charles the Bold

    Ruth Putnam


British Dictionary definitions for latinity

Latinity

noun
  1. facility in the use of Latin
  2. Latin style, esp in literature
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