Definition of Latinizer in English:


(British Latiniser)


  • See Latinize

    • ‘16th and 17th century scholars (the Latinisers) changed the spelling of many words to make words, as they thought, reveal their classical origin, but they made many mistakes.’
    • ‘As for the Latinisers, a curse on them and their fruits - the ‘b’ in doubt and debt, the ‘s’ in island.’
    • ‘And the Apostles Methodius and Cyril, Greeks by origin, but in communication with Rome, are claimed, wrongly, by the Latinisers as their own.’
    • ‘The same argument can be applied to those who oppose the Latin Mass, or to the Latinisers who oppose the full authentic Byzantine Liturgy with all its glorious ceremonial!’
    • ‘Though Johnson is said to be the great Latinizer of English, English never did get Latinized.’