Definition of medieval Latin in English:

medieval Latin


  • [mass noun] Latin of about ad 600–1500.

    • ‘Cormorant comes via the Old French cormaran from medieval Latin corvus marinus, sea-raven.’
    • ‘At present there are three qualified archivists and one trainee, all of whom read medieval Latin and ancient handwriting.’
    • ‘But there were other reasons why we can observe this shift from medieval Latin to the vernacular.’
    • ‘Languages courses available in the York area include Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, classical or medieval Latin.’
    • ‘Early medieval Latin also allowed for the possibility of a dependent substantive clause with finite verb and subject in the nominative case.’