Vulgar Latin

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Vulgar Latin

n.
The common speech of the ancient Romans, which is distinguished from standard literary Latin and is the ancestor of the Romance languages.

Vulgar Latin

n
1. (Languages) any of the dialects of Latin spoken in the Roman Empire other than classical Latin. The Romance languages developed from them
2. (Historical Terms) any of the dialects of Latin spoken in the Roman Empire other than classical Latin. The Romance languages developed from them

Vul′gar Lat′in


n.
popular Latin, as distinguished from literary or standard Latin, esp. those spoken forms of Latin from which the Romance languages developed. Abbr.: VL
[1810–20]
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Noun1.Vulgar Latin - nonclassical Latin dialects spoken in the Roman Empire; source of Romance languages
Low Latin - any dialect of Latin other than the classical
Translations
Vulgärlateinisch
latin vulgaire

Vulgar Latin

nVulgärlatein nt

vulgar Latin

nlatino volgare
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The third issue is that the vernacular language from Spain and the vernacular Latin of some Scholastics today do not use the word exchange in as wide a sense as its original meaning.