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  1. New Latin.
  2. romance1(def 9).
  1. romance1(def 13).

Origin of Neo-Latin

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for neo-latin

Historical Examples

  • Neo-Latin literature dwindled away to nothing, and Palladio was followed by the violent reactionaries of the barocco mannerism.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3

    John Addington Symonds

  • Yet the decorative prodigality of this master corresponded to the frigid and stylistic graces of the neo-Latin poets.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3

    John Addington Symonds

  • After being Tuscan and neo-Latin, the literature which expressed the nation now became Italian.

  • It was then proposed to convene an international neo-Latin congress; but it is not surprising to hear that nothing came of it.

    International Language

    Walter J. Clark

British Dictionary definitions for neo-latin


  1. another term for New Latin
  1. denoting or relating to New Latin
  2. denoting or relating to language that developed from Latin; Romance
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