ladino

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Spanish ladino (Latinized; crafty).

Noun[edit]

ladino (countable and uncountable, plural ladinos)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Ladino (mestizo)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Am. Cyc. to this entry?)
    • 2006, Charles R. Hale, More Than an Indian, School for Advanced Research on the (→ISBN):
      Yolanda's fluctuation between mestizo and ladino is symptomatic of this analytical dilemma. Her inclination to embrace mestizaje signals a deep process of social change underway, in which critical ladino / mestizo self-making has played [a part...]
    • 2011, David Theo Goldberg, The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism, John Wiley & Sons (→ISBN):
      Differentiated from both mulat(t)o and ladino, mestizo/mestico references specifically the mixing of white and Indian, whether phenotypically (simply in terms of the offspring of mixed intercourse) or culturally, and even linguistically.
  2. (US, Southeastern US, countable) A cunningly vicious, wild or unmanagable horse.

Etymology 2[edit]

Italian ladino (Ladin), because the clover grows in Ladin-speaking areas.

Noun[edit]

ladino (countable and uncountable, plural ladinos)

  1. Trifolium repens (white clover).

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ladino

  1. Ladino (Ibero-Romance language also known as Judaeo-Spanish)
  2. Synonym of ladin (a Rhaeto-Romance language)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ladino (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative ladino
genitive ladinon
partitive ladinoa
illative ladinoon
singular plural
nominative ladino
accusative nom. ladino
gen. ladinon
genitive ladinon
partitive ladinoa
inessive ladinossa
elative ladinosta
illative ladinoon
adessive ladinolla
ablative ladinolta
allative ladinolle
essive ladinona
translative ladinoksi
instructive
abessive ladinotta
comitative
Possessive forms of ladino (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person ladinoni ladinomme
2nd person ladinosi ladinonne
3rd person ladinonsa

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

ladino m (uncountable)

  1. Ladino (language)

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ladino m (uncountable)

  1. the Ladin language, a Rhaetian tongue of Northeastern Italy
    Synonym: lingua ladina

Noun[edit]

ladino m (plural ladini, feminine ladina)

  1. a native or inhabitant of this region, or speaker of this language

Adjective[edit]

ladino (feminine singular ladina, masculine plural ladini, feminine plural ladine)

  1. of or pertaining to the language or people

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Either borrowed from Spanish ladino or re-Latinized after latinus. The inherited form from Vulgar Latin is ladinho. Doublet of latino and latim, which were later borrowings.

The sense of "sly" developed from a sense of "learned", in reference to learned people who would know Classical Latin.

Adjective[edit]

ladino m (feminine singular ladina, masculine plural ladinos, feminine plural ladinas, comparable)

  1. wily; sly; cunning
    Synonyms: finório, matreiro

Etymology 2[edit]

Taken from the proper names of the languages.

Noun[edit]

ladino m (uncountable)

  1. Ladin (Romance language spoken in northeastern Italy)
  2. Ladino (Romance language spoken by Sephardi Jews)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Latin latīnus; compare latín, latino, doublets which were borrowed later. Compare also Portuguese ladino (learned, cultured). The sense of "astute" or "crafty" developed from medieval times, when the word was used to describe scholars and learned people, who were familiar with Latin and were involved in a process of "Latinization", i.e. using and incorporating learned terms. It was also used as a general designation for Romance speakers in the Middle Ages, as opposed to others speaking different kinds of languages, especially Arabic in the context of Spain/Iberia (compare the name of Ladino, the Sephardic Jewish language of Spain, descended from a form of Old Spanish, as well as the Ladin of northern Italy). The sense of "mestizo" developed in colonial Central America when the term was originally applied to those indigenous people who came to speak only Spanish.[1]

Adjective[edit]

ladino (feminine singular ladina, masculine plural ladinos, feminine plural ladinas)

  1. astute, crafty, acute
  2. (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama) mestizo
See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

ladino m (plural ladinos)

  1. a mestizo person

Etymology 2[edit]

Taken from the proper names of the languages.

Noun[edit]

ladino m (uncountable)

  1. the Ladin language of Italy
  2. Ladino; the Judeo-Spanish language

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