from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A specialist in Latin.

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  • n. A scholar who studies the Latin language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One skilled in Latin; a Latin scholar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One skilled in Latin; a Latin scholar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a specialist in the Latin language


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  • A certain Dutch Latinist who once attempted to find good Roman words for all the terms [unclear: Spheazes] used among merchants employed with great propriety, the term Adversaria for a Ledger; matters of account being there arranged, as we all know, in opposition to each other

    Letter to John Hall, Philadelphia, November 21, 1806

  • Dr. Gero Weishaupt, well known Latinist of Vatican Radio and Canon lawyer of the Diocese of Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) gave a very interesting introduction, which was a practical commentary upon the Pope's letter.

    12th Liturgical Conference of Cologne

  • If the same research, time and effort is put into a ROME film, it would be widely accepted and appreciated by Latinist nerds worldwide, and for once the general public would be exposed to the Classical world in a mostly error-free way.

    HBO’s Rome to be Resurrected As A Film? | /Film

  • On knowledge and information (I'm no Latinist), isn't this law Latin for bringing the body before a Court?

    Define That Term #298

  • Madame de Genlis was superstitious and a Latinist.

    Les Miserables

  • An expert Latinist, he translated all the works of the 12th-century monastic masters.

    Meditations Of A Man With An Uncaged Mind

  • Something common like posse or nolle is much more likely to trip up the amateur Latinist, in my experience.

    The Practical Applications of Gothic Fiction

  • Trevor-Roper further chips away at the Scots 'story of their past by showing that the supposedly ancient -- and, alas, unwritten -- Scottish constitution, creating an elective monarchy, was cooked up by the widely admired Scottish Latinist George Buchanan in the 16th century.

    Checkered Tartan

  • There the Latinist and sophister and every unlearned writer tries the fitness of his pen, a practice that we have frequently seen injuring the usefulness and value of the most beautiful books.

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • There are men who are always in travail of some great work which never sees the light, statisticians held to be profound on the score of calculations which they take very good care not to publish, politicians who live on a newspaper article, men of letters and artists whose performances are never given to the world, men of science, much as Sganarelle is a Latinist for those who know no

    A Woman of Thirty


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