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- n. Plural form of Romance language.
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Some of the complexity surrounding the entire problem of ut pictura poesis may derive from or be reinforced by the intricacy of the word sentio, which in its various forms in Latin, English, and the Romance languages indicates “knowing” or “understanding” as well as “experiencing through the senses.”
[From Lat. frater, through O.Fr. fredre, frere, M.E. frere; It. frate (as prefix fra); Sp. fraile (as prefix fray); Port. fret; unlike the other Romance languages French has but the one word frère for friar and brother].
The language shares with the other southern Romance languages a fondness for diminutives, augmentatives, and pejoratives, and is far richer than French in terminations of these classes.