Definition of late Latin in English:

late Latin

noun

  • [mass noun] Latin of about ad 200–600.

    • ‘Classicism, however, is not simply the pursuit of the values inherent in ‘the classic’, despite its common etymological root in late Latin as a term denoting ‘textbook’ excellence.’
    • ‘In late Latin it was ‘re-in-plere’, and ‘re-’ had already lost its basic idea of ‘again’.’
    • ‘It seems to have been one variety of white onion which, in late Latin, bore the name unio, meaning a single white pearl.’
    • ‘The origin of the word ‘forest’ believed to come from the late Latin ‘forestis silva’, which was apparently applied to areas of land used by the Emperor Charlemagne for hunting.’