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Low Latin

noun
  1. any form of nonclassical Latin, as Late Latin, Vulgar Latin, or Medieval Latin.
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Origin of Low Latin

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for low latin

Historical Examples

  • In Low-Latin, its commonest meaning is a woman's head-dress.

    Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales

    Geoffrey Chaucer

  • The day before yesterday, she asked me if there existed a dictionary of low-Latin!

    Two banks of the Seine

    Fernand Vandrem

  • Littr derives corve from the Low-Latin corrogata, from the Latin cum and rogare.

    Human Intercourse

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • The old low-Latin term for the noonday meal was merenda, which suggests the idea of food to be earned before it was enjoyed.


British Dictionary definitions for low latin

Low Latin

noun
  1. any form or dialect of Latin other than the classical, such as Vulgar or Medieval Latin
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