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Middle English[edit]


  • IPA(key): /laːˈtiːn/, /laˈtiːn/, /ˈlaːtin/, /ˈlatin/

Etymology 1[edit]

From a confluence of Old English Latin and Old French latin, latyn, both from Latin Latīnus.

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Proper noun[edit]

Latyn (plural Latyns)

  1. The Latin language or speech/text in it.
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      And whan that he wel dronken hadde the wyn,
      Than wolde he speke no word but Latyn.
      And when he had drunk all the wine
      He would not speak a word other than Latin
  2. Speech in general; what one says.
  3. A Roman; one who (natively) speaks Latin.
  4. (rare) A member of the Western church.
  • English: Latin
  • Scots: Latin

Etymology 2[edit]

From a confluence of Old English latin and Old French latin, both from Latin latīnus.

Alternative forms[edit]



  1. Relating to the Latin language:
    1. Latin-speaking; using Latin.
    2. (rare) Written in or composed in Latin.
  2. Relating to the Romans.