Latin terminology and its use in today's society

The most common Latin terms explained

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18/06/24 | StarsInsider

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Latin was once the dominant language throughout much of Europe. In fact, it remained the common language of international communication, science, scholarship, and academia across the continent until well into the early 19th century. However, its relevance as a widely used language diminished shortly afterwards. But despite being declared a dead language, Latin has greatly influenced the English language to the point where many words and phrases belonging to this ancient tongue are included in the English lexicon.

So, what are the most commonly used Latin terms still in use? Click through this gallery for a list of Latin terminology and its meaning.

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