Archaic Latin


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Archaic Latin

n.
The earliest recorded Latin, found in inscriptions from the beginning of the sixth century bc and in literature from the middle of the third century bc until the beginning of the first century bc. Also called Old Latin.
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The Syro-Malabar church had already banned all kinds of innovations in its liturgy before the archaic Latin Missal was introduced by the Latin Church.
It may be that Romanian philologists 'cleansed' the language of Slavic influences so that it then more closely resembled an archaic Latin; nevertheless, it is noteworthy that the delight in linguistic reciprocity was not all on the Romanians' side.
`In loco parentis' is a rather archaic Latin term, but the literal translation is not so mystical.