Definition of Latinist in English:

Latinist

noun

  • See Latin

    • ‘The royal secretary was a gifted Latinist with an astute legal mind.’
    • ‘As an excellent Latinist, he would have been familiar with the tale of the Sibyl, and probably kept the painting nearby.’
    • ‘A precocious Latinist, he entered the University of Pennsylvania at age fifteen but transferred to Hamilton College, graduating in 1905.’
    • ‘Now it's always struck me, as a Latinist - I spent an awful lot of my time learning Latin - that it's very, very hard to make a good argument for teaching Latin.’
    • ‘The Scotland that its intellectual ambassador George Buchanan, the greatest Latinist of the Renaissance, hymned before the French court, was independent, historically conscious, and proud of it.’

Pronunciation

Latinist

/ˈlatɪnɪst/