Low Latin

  1. any form of nonclassical Latin, as Late Latin, Vulgar Latin, or Medieval Latin. Abbreviations: LL, L.L.

Origin of Low Latin

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby Low Latin

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How to use Low Latin in a sentence

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

  • That regarded as the standard or regular termination of the feminine, -ess (French esse, Low Latin issa), the one most used.

    An English Grammar | W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
  • Bauhin80 mentions the Low Latin names servillum, chervillum, or servillam, words which are not in Ducanges dictionary.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle
  • According to Darmstetter the word ‘timbre’ is own brother to ‘tambour,’ both being derived from a Low Latin form of tympanum.

    Rustic Sounds | Francis Darwin
  • Skene traces this word to the Low Latin, averia, "quhilk signifies ane beast."

British Dictionary definitions for Low Latin

Low Latin

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

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