One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of language) having the character of Latin.‘Latinate oaths’
- ‘Nicolaus Copernicus is the Latinate name of the renowned astronomer and polymath, born in 1473 to a well-placed mercantile family in the Polish town of Torun.’
- ‘The latter is a corruption of the Latinate words for ‘black.’’
- ‘She found herself using large Latinate words, the meanings of which she never could have paraphrased, but which reproduced themselves in her sentences with startling precision.’
- ‘But English is only partly a Latinate language.’
- ‘The 15th century represents a low point for the Latinate tradition, but it revives in the 16th century under the impact of humanism and the regeneration of the universities.’
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