Late Latin

  1. the Latin of the late Western Roman Empire and of patristic literature, from about a.d. 150 to 700. Abbreviations: LL, L.L.

Origin of Late Latin

First recorded in 1845–50

Words Nearby Late Latin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Late Latin in a sentence

  • This is from a Late Latin diminutive aulæolum, a small chapel or shrine, which was dissimilated into auræolum.

  • In Late Latin the neuter adjective capitale, capital, was used of property.

  • The genitive construction is not found with sapiens used as noun or adjective till Late Latin times.

    Cato Maior de Senectute | Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • It appeared in Late Latin and in the other continental languages as well as in English, and at about the same time.

    The American Language | Henry L. Mencken
  • The name peach comes to us from the Late Latin word pessica, which was a bad way of saying "Persica."

    Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill

British Dictionary definitions for Late Latin

Late Latin

  1. the form of written Latin used from the 3rd to the 7th centuries ad: See also Biblical Latin, Medieval Latin

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