n) KEY NOUN:
- The Indo-European language of the ancient Latins and Romans and the most important cultural language of western Europe until the end of the 17th century.
- The Latin language and literature from the end of the third century b.c. to the end of the second century a.d.
- A member of a Latin people, especially a native or inhabitant of Latin America.
- A Latino or Latina.
- A native or resident of ancient Latium.
- Of, relating to, or composed in Latin: a Latin scholar; Latin verse.
- Of or relating to ancient Rome, its people, or its culture.
- Of or relating to Latium, its people, or its culture.
- Of or relating to the languages that developed from Latin, such as Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, or to the peoples that speak them.
- Of or relating to the peoples, countries, or cultures of Latin America.
- Of or relating to Latinos or their culture.
- Of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
Middle English, from Old French, and from Old English lden
both from Latin Latnus
, from Latium an ancient country of west-central Italy