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Ladin

[luh-deen]
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noun
  1. a Rhaeto-Romanic dialect of the southern Tyrol.
  2. a dialect of Romansh spoken in the Inn River valley of Grisons canton, Switzerland.
  3. a person who speaks Ladin.
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Origin of Ladin

1875–80; < Romansh < Latin Latīnus Latin
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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.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for ladin

Ladin

noun
  1. a Rhaetian dialect spoken in parts of South TyrolCompare Friulian, Romansch
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Word Origin

C19: from Italian ladino, from Latin latīnus Latin
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Word Origin and History for ladin

Ladin

n.

Rhaeto-Romanic dialect spoken in Switzerland and Tyrol, 1873, from Latin Latinus "Latin."

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