In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Roman contributions to Portugal included roads, buildings, and the Latin language, from which Portuguese developed.
- He and the other boys were obliged to learn Latin declensions parrot fashion, to sing God Save the King, and to follow the intricacies of British, rather than Barbadian, history.
- Any school crest that looks remotely ‘heraldic’ (with a Latin motto, for instance) and is not registered risks the wrath of the Lyon Court.
- Both words enclose the word ‘pinion’ which derives quite separately from the Latin word ‘penna’ - wings.
- A leading Yorkshire independent school is dropping its Latin motto and centuries-old crest in favour of a multi-coloured star in a move that has angered traditionalists.
- Although so little of his work has survived, it is clear that Philitas' influence on Hellenistic and Latin poetry was very great.
- Other times they're forced out, as the ancient Etruscan language was when Latin speakers overran the Italian peninsula.
- Well educated, he had access to Italian, French and Latin literature but chose to translate into verse the common spoken language that surrounded him on London streets.
- As they say in Latin quarters, ‘Sic transit gloria mundi.’
- The Latin word pontifex means bridge-builder, and by virtue of having survived some 2500 years, the title bridges the gap between pagan and Christian Rome.
- Denigrate comes from the Latin root ‘niger’ meaning black.
- A close friend of Erasmus and gifted student of law and Greek, More translated Lucian and wrote English and Latin poetry.
- I spent, for reasons that need not concern us here, much of last night reading some of my favourite Latin poetry.
- Faith is the opposite of science or its Latin root, ‘knowledge.’
- Horace, on the other hand, can be said to represent the more innovative vein of Latin poetry, a vein that looked towards the Alexandrian poets as models and predecessors.
- Most of the pieces on this program are conductus (this Latin word is a noun of the fourth declension, so the plural form in the nominative case is the same as the singular).
- The machine is, however, capable of absorbing programs in any other language written in Latin characters.
- His poems written in Latin hexameter followed the classical models of poetry.
- She took home the Grammy, of course, then played up her Latin roots in a Spanish-version of her hit record, then followed that up with a Christmas album that still sold well.
- Spanish subtitles are included, so viewers of Latin extraction can feel demeaned in two languages.
- We loved the food, the Latin atmosphere and the authentic Spanish waiters.
- My father is Portuguese, his team is Benfica, and he loves Latin football; my mother is Spanish.
- At the last tutorial, Sue informed me that it was time I stop speaking Spanish like a Latin Tarzan and get cracking on my conjugations.
- The franchise will adopt a Latin flavour, aligning itself with Spanish clubs.
- At the back, my Latin American neighbours are in conversation in Latin Spanish.
- There is a bilingual book of the Gospels, c.1300, which may have been produced to help the Latin bride of a Byzantine emperor learn Greek.
- ‘Well it's the Latin temperament,’ he answers quickly.
- The Latin beauty has developed a love of cleaning and now can't stand messy rooms
- The station was soon beaming out music to 22 Latin countries.
- She teaches and publishes on Spanish, Latin American. and Chicano/a art.
- Despite the fact that the two actresses often seem to compete for the role of Hollywood's leading Latin lady, the one positively sought out the other from early on.
- The choleric Latin temper of that era and Shakespeare's 16th Century Italian world are seemingly similar with blood feuds, tight pants and hot blood galore!
- Despite the 12 months of sun and heavenly food, I knew I couldn't settle forever: Latin man was on every street corner, in every train carriage, waiting on every table.
1(language)latín masculineclassical/vulgar Latin — latín clásico/vulgar
- This is reflected in the Roman language of Latin where 23 is spoken as ‘tres et viginti’ which translates as ‘three and twenty’.
- The Celtic sources are a few burials, some numismatic evidence, infrequent inscriptions and figurines, and Celtic loan words in Latin.
- Books were also very costly and were mostly written in Latin, an unfamiliar language to the common people.
- The Canon was one of 80 Arabic texts translated into Latin in Toledo in the 12th century by Gerard of Cremona.
- Under the Hapsburgs, urban Croats spoke German, and Latin was the official language of government.
- The majority could not understand Latin, the language of the Church.
- He did, however, broaden the curriculum of seminaries and prescribe Russian instead of Latin as the language of instruction.
- A common Christendom under the Pope, and the universal language of Latin, provided a form of European community long before that of the 20th century.
- In the areas once part of the Roman empire, Latin was effectively the vernacular and it gradually evolved into the various Romance languages of western Europe.
- He worked to restore classical Latin as the language of scholarship and literature.
- The grammar of ‘Grammar Schools’ was Latin grammar, and the use of Latin continued at the ancient universities.
- She could speak French, Latin, Spanish and some Ancient Greek.
- By contrast, Latin, the language of learned literacy, was shared throughout the islands, in greater or lesser degrees of competence, and did not define distinctive ethnic identities.
- From this time on, English replaced French as the official language of the country and many works were translated from Latin and French into the vernacular.
- This represents only one of the aspects of the ecclesiastical monopoly over written culture and Latin, the only language that could be used for writing.
- The vast majority of these slaves spoke little or no Latin, the institutional language of Roman government.
- In the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, Latin was still the international language of scholarship.
- Their first task was to be able to use language as a precise instrument of learning and that language was Latin.
- These were written in Anglo-Saxon, the spoken tongue, rather than Latin which was the language of the church.
- Later on the bible was translated into different languages including Syriac, Latin, and Coptic (a late form of Egyptian).
2(person)latino masculinelatina feminine
- When I started break dancing, I never thought I was an interloper because the guys I was dancing with were Latin, black, and white.
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