Biblical Latin


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Biblical Latin

n
(Languages) the form of Latin used in versions of the Bible, esp the form used in the Vulgate. See also Late Latin
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Noun1.Biblical Latin - the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuriesBiblical Latin - the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries
Latin - any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
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As Ziolkowski states the case: "monks and clerics were grounded in classical literature as part of their preparation for using biblical Latin, for chanting biblical and liturgical Latin, and for employing a half-living oral Latin that fused biblical and classical components with many others.
His unique blending of Hiberno-Latin, Anglo-Saxon poetic traits, Greek learning, Classical and Biblical Latin even caused a late tenth-century Canterbury poet to write a macaronic poem in Old English, Latin, and Greek in his honour.