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Welcome to the Latin Dictionary! Latin is a base language by which the Romance languages (including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and Romanian) are based from. However, the Latin language itself is not spoken by very many people; Latin is the official language only in the city-state, Vatican City. Latin itself today isn't usually used for speaking, but it is rather used in order to study language patterns and culture during times such as the Roman Empire when Latin would have been widespread.
Many languages have words that derive from Latin. English especially has many words with Latin roots which usually helps relate to the meaning of the word. For example, the English word canine usually refers to animals such as dogs. The Latin word, canis, means dog.
Timothy Foster, the Founder says: I am learning Latin because of its influence on the languages of the world. In this way, I may be able to understand the meanings of words better and perhaps grasp them easier.
There are currently 991 words in the database.
Please note that this site is no longer maintained since 13 Jul 2013.