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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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3,553 words
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[This entry includes two subentries, on the Latin language and on the pronunciation of ancient Latin.]

Latin, medieval

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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19 words

With the exception of the period 1651–60, Latin was the language of legal documents until 1733.

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
86 words

The language originally of the people of Latium, the Latini, who occupied territory with several towns in Italy in the

Latin

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
130 words

Language of ancient Rome, the Roman empire, and of educated medieval European society. It belongs to the family

Latin

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
844 words

Although Ireland had not been wholly isolated from the Roman world, Latin came to Ireland with the 5th‐century Christianization.

Latin, medieval, literary

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Martin J. Brooke

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
624 words
In the nine centuries following the fall of the western Roman empire, the *Latin language underwent major changes as it was absorbed by newly-settled immigrant races. Syntax and vocabulary ... More
Latin language

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Robert G. Coleman

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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3,432 words

Latin belongs to the Italic group of *Indo-European (IE) languages, see Italy, Languages of, which includes Faliscan (see ...

Latin, medieval

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
218 words

With the exception of the period 1651–60, Latin was the language of legal documents until 1733. It was also used in dog forms from time to time in other documents, e.g. ...

languages: Latin, medieval

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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2,965 words

Latin was the language of learned culture throughout most of the western MA. Central to the church, it also served

Latin

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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220 words

(as pronounced by singers and liturgists) Because Latin was not a primary language for anyone in the late MA, its

Latin

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

The Latin language spread with the growing political importance of Rome, until, by the time of the empire, it was

Latin language

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
393 words
Spoken Latin had been kept alive since antiquity in professional disciplines such as the Church, the courts, and the universities. It was the language in which European intellectuals and ... More
Latin

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,585 words

Latin for the Western Middle Ages was primarily the sacred language, that of the Bible, the Fathers and the

Latin

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
314 words

Throughout the medieval and early modern period, Latin, the language originally spoken by the ancient Romans, effectively dominated the areas

LATIN

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
3,325 words

An inflectional language, Latin averages three morphemes per word. As in Spanish and Russian, the Latin vowel system has a

Latin

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
4,843 words

Latin is the chief representative of the Italic group of I[ndo]-E[uropean] languages, which also includes Os[can], Um[brian], and Fa[liscan]. Originally

Latin Language

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
1,152 words

In 1500 Latin was widely spoken as well as written and read by scholars and clerics all over Europe. It

Latin

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
247 words

The language of imperial Rome and ancestor of the Romance languages. Because of its use by the Roman army and

Latin

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Robert Browning and Anthony Cutler

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
522 words
was in late antiquity the language of the army, law, and central administration throughout the Roman Empire as well as the vernacular in the western provinces and in the Balkans northwest ... More
Latin

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
the language of ancient Rome and its empire, widely used historically as a language of scholarship and administration. Latin is a member of the Italic branch of the Indo-European ... More

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