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  • adj. Nonstandard spelling of Latinate.

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  • adj. derived from or imitative of Latin.

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  • adj. derived from or imitative of Latin


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  • It's a nice, gristly, Germanic word, contrasting with the limitless space evoked by the latinate "America".

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  • In Dragonchaser, I gave a lot of characters Lithuanian names like Giedrus and Skaidrys - these names have a latinate feel it's only a slight oversimplification to describe Lithuanian nomenclature as latinised Polish without the overfamiliarity of actual Latin names.

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  • Subsequent investigation proved PURLES OVIS to be a latinate version of a similar substance, this time from sheep.

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  • They come to us from a time when the British Isles had speakers of both latinate and germanic tongues, and the convention was to use both words to make sure everyone understood.

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  • No hiding behind fancy latinate euphemisms for them… they spell it right out for you on their home page.

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  • I am coming to discover just how many English herb names are latinate.

    Latinate words, you are my bane.

  • Jojo: I don't doubt that he's capable of handling any extended latinate phrases you throw at him.


  • He's surely capable of understanding the words you use; I don't doubt that he's capable of handling any extended latinate phrases you throw at him, but he's just incapable of understanding the context that make them meaningful.


  • His writings make a striking contrast with the latinate prose of classically trained writers.

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  • It was probably something along the lines of the original Strunk advice to choose the Anglo-Saxon word over the latinate word, but more vigorous.

    Annoying and pretentious terms.


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