Origin of Ladino
Examples from the Web for ladino
Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Ladino and French echoed in the alleyways.Jaffa: A Tale Of Two Lands
Lauren Gelfond Feldinger
February 16, 2014
One of the cells was used as a school for girls who were taught by a Ladino woman.
On another day, accompanied by Gorgonio and a Ladino guide, we went to look at some other ruins to the north-east of the village.
This was almost the only ladino church-function which we saw during our stay in the country.
- an Italian variety of white clover grown as a forage crop in North America
- a language of Sephardic Jews, based on Spanish with some Hebrew elements and usually written in Hebrew charactersAlso called: Judaeo-Spanish, Judezmo
Word Origin and History for ladino
1889, Spanish mixed with Hebrew, Arabic, and other elements, written in Hebrew characters, spoken by Sephardim in Turkey, Greece, etc. From Spanish Ladino "sagacious, cunning crafty," originally "knowing Latin, Latin," from Latin Latinus. The Spanish word also has appeared in 19c. American English in its senses "vicious horse" and, in Central America, "mestizo, white person."